Catalpa ovata
  • Catalpa ovata

Catalpa ovata


(Chinese Catalpa) Flowering regularly as a young plant here in our gardens, Catalpa ovata has upright panicles of foxglove-like, pale yellowish-white flowers in mid to late summer.

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Flowering regularly as a young plant here in our gardens, Catalpa ovata  has upright panicles of foxglove-like, pale yellowish-white flowers in mid to late summer. The leaves are large, pale green and handsome.

Eye-catching seed pods may sometimes follow the flowers but these would normally only been seen in warmer parts of the UK or after a particularly hot summer.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. This Catalpa requires a sheltered position in Northern parts of the UK and generally grows best when planted in a position protected from strong winds.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Catalpa ovata grows to be a very small tree with a spreading, rounded crown once established.
    • Height: 6 m (20 ft)
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)

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