Catalpa speciosa

A fast-growing shade tree known for its tolerance of tough conditions, especially heat and drought. Its branch structure presents a bold, rugged appearance accented by large, heart-shaped brilliant green foliage. White tubal shaped flowers in summer and  bean-like seed pod fruits in the fall.

Type of Plant: Deciduous shade tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: White tubal shaped flowers in summer and bean-like seed pod fruits in the fall.

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: White

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 60'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 40'

Special Tree Fruit: Bean-like seed pod fruits

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico