Catalpa ovata - established small tree in flower
Catalpa ovata - flower close up
Catalpa ovata - masses of pale yellow flowers in mid Summer
Catalpa ovata - established small tree in flower
Catalpa ovata - flower close up
Catalpa ovata - masses of pale yellow flowers in mid Summer

Catalpa ovata

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

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  • 3 litre pot (2-3 years old, 80-100 cm tall)

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Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: Free

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
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Flowering regularly as a young plant here in our gardens, Catalpa ovata grows to be a small tree covered with upright panicles of foxglove-like, pale yellowish-white flowers in mid to late summer. The flowers are popular with bees and other insects and are followed by long pods which hang from the branches in late summer & autumn. The leaves are large, dark green and ovate (egg-shaped).

Best display of flowers if planted in a position with plenty of sun and ideally, a little shelter from strong winds. 


  • 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)

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Rare and Unusual, Honey Fungus Resistant, Foliage - Unusual Shape
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