Catalpa fargesii f. DUCLUXII

Catalpa fargesii
Catalpa fargesii f. DUCLUXII
Farges catalpa
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 2-8m
USUAL WIDTH 2-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
Rarities
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Farges catalpa is a rare plant that was found by western dendrologists in China in early 20th century. Forma ducluxii is a unique plant that deserves undivided attention when in full bloom. Its flowers are formed in upright panicles, larger than on Northern catalpa, lilac to pink in colour with conspicuous yellow and red blotches in the throat. The flowering display is just amazing. Blooming time is early July.

Deciduous leaves are narrowly heart-shaped, mid green. It grows medium fast. Shrub forms look best as they naturally make a wide umbrella shape from the ground. Tree forms make umbrella crowns, too, and tend to produce tiered branches with age. In the wild it grows about 8m tall but is usually kept much smaller by pruning in early spring. Pruned catalpas have denser and more compact crowns.

This plant is a perfect item for summer-style landscapes where summer flowering is a key issue: near swimming pools and patios where you spend most of your time during summer.

Catalpas are not too picky about pH or soil type. However, they will respond well to good, well-drained soil. Our catalpas performed exceptionally well even on clay and withstood temporary water-logging. They do not suffer from air-pollution and adverse conditions. Fully hardy to approx. -26°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 27-12-2010.
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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