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Catalpa bignonioides


Southern Catalpa


Catalpa bignonioides - Southern Catalpa

About Southern Catalpa at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  •  Native to Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.

  • Can reach 90’ but more often not over 50’.

  • Large leaves (8” long) are fuzzy beneath, heartshaped and have an unpleasant odor when crushed.

  • Tubular flowers in fragrant 8” clusters, white with yellow and purple spotty throats that appear in mid-July.

  • Seeds look like a long string bean (8-15”) and persists in winter.

  • Uncommon in Portland.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes

5533 N Maryland Ave

Right of Way

46' Height

50' Spread

11.8' Circ.

This tree is at the corner of N Maryland Ave and N Church St.

Catalpa bignonioides - Southern Catalpa

3401 SE Clinton St

Private, Side Yard

40' Height

94' Spread

12.5' Circ.

This tree is at the corner of SE 34th Ave and SE Clinton Ave.

Catalpa bignonioides - Southern Catalpa