25 Organic Chinese Catalpa Tree Seeds-Rare Catalpa Tree, easy to grow
Chinese Catalpa - 25 Seeds
Catalpa ovata G. Don
Chinese Catalpa, Oriental Catalpa, Japanese Catalpa, Far East Catalpa, Three Fingered Catalpa
Catalpa ovata is native to China, occasionally cultivated in the United States and rarely is a very rare sight for people who know about Catalpa Trees. The glabrous undersides of leaves will distinguish this species from the similar C. speciosa which is more commonly planted. This species is distinguished by the presence of one or two â€œfingersâ€ on the leaves that break the standard spade shape of both Northern and Southern Catalpas. This species has striking large flowers and long, cylindrical fruits.
Light: Full sunlight.
Moisture: Prefers moist, well drained soil but is very adaptable.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-9
Propagation: Seeds are the preferred method; however, marginal success has been had with suckers and root cuttings. Chinese catalpa is easy to transplant seedlings grown from seeds. No special germination (i.e.: Stratification, Scarification, etc) is required.).
Usage: This hardy catalpa is commonly planted as an ornamental for its abundant, showy blossoms and attractive foliage. The large, rich green, heart-shaped foliage creates a beautiful contrasting texture in mixed woodlands; in natural areas and wildlife habitats. The Chinese Catalpa is one of the finest specimens of this species to be available to anyone interested in an easy to grow and very durable tree. The tough and durable Chinese Catalpa was once often planted as an avenue tree, especially in some parts of the East and Midwestern US. Use as a specimen tree on an expanse of lawn or even on a small lawn if the tree is severely trimmed each year (pollarded). Note that untrimmed trees have a habit of shedding twigs, seed pods and other debris.
Features: The beautiful, creamy white flowers and large, dark green leaves make this an attractive shade tree. The Northern Catalpa is a very fast growing tree and is often planted by homeowners looking for quick shade. In warmer zones the Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) is more often grown, especially in the American Deep South. The Chinese catalpa (C. ovata) is another member of this genus that is used in landscapes. The large heart-shaped leaves are similar to that of its southern cousin and are up to 12 in (30.5 cm) long. They are held oppositely on the stems and often whorled on young stems. Northern catalpa has showy white, bell-shaped flowers with ruffled edges and orange stripes and purple spots on the interior. They are about 2 in (5.1 cm) in diameter and are held in loose branched 10 in ( 25.4 cm) clusters at the stem tips. By mid-summer the tree is hung with long 8-20 in (20.3-50.8 cm) slender, beanlike pods that persist through winter when they eventually split to release quantities of flat fringed seeds.
The wood is rot resistant and was once commercially important as railroad ties, posts, packaging, etc. Catalpa is the Native American name for this tree.
Usage Location: The original range of Catalpa speciosa is somewhat uncertain. It is apparently from an area stretching from Indiana to northern Arkansas where it inhabits the rich valley soils of the Mississippi River basin. At one time it was extensively planted for use as fence posts and as a result is widely naturalized throughout the Midwestern and parts of the southeastern United States.
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Last updated on Jun 17, 2019
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