Catalpa Culture

by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia

June 11, 2014

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa 2776-A_1

Catalpa Culture

Northern Catalpa Catalpa speciosa 2776-A_1

Northern Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa Acc. # 2776-A*1 (photo: Robert Mayer)

The Arboretum’s plant collection holds catalpa species from North America and Asia, all of which bloom in early summer. Northern catalpa (also known as western or hardy catalpa; Catalpa speciosa), one of the native species, was the subject of a cultivation craze in the late nineteenth century.
Arnoldia 46/2, 1986 [pdf]

— Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia

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