This is a tree that demands your attention. White, showy flowers. Giant heart-shaped leaves. Dangling bean-like seed pods. Twisting trunk and branches. How could you not stop to take it in? And with all of these unique features, the northern catalpa is popular with kids as well.
While not ideal for every location, this unique and hardy tree is a fast grower that finds a home in parks and yards throughout the country.
The northern catalpa grows to a height of 40–60′ and a spread of 20–40′ at maturity.
This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13″ to more than 24″ per year. Prefers full sun to part shade.