Catalpa speciosa


Catalpa speciosa

Northern catalpa, Indian bean

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Eastern United States

Growth Habit:

Deciduous trees with large pale green leaves to 80 feet in height. White tubular flowers with purple and yellow streaks and blotches in the throat are followed by long, thin seed pods giving it its common name.

Growing Requirements:

Full sun and regular water.


This member of the Bignoniaceae – the trumpet creeper family – litters the ground below with fragrant flowers in early summer.

Where at Lotusland:

In the Japanese garden next to the main drive.

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