Catalpa ovata

Catalpa ovata
Catalpa ovata 
Chinese catalpa
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 4-8m
USUAL WIDTH 4-5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:cream a burgundy red
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°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
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Catalpas have been grown in our country for many years. The species may be found in every larger city as an important item of its city park. It offers outstanding features such as large leaves, attractive flowers in summer, and long cigar-shaped seed pods in winter, hence its name Indian Bean Tree. Chinese catalpa is a close relative to southern catalpa which comes from South USA and makes a smaller tree suitable for gardens with limited space.

Apart from its attractive flowers Chinese catalpa is valued for large leaves. They are deciduous, mid green, 20-25 cm across and can be double the size after severe spring pruning. Their aroma allegedly repels mosquitoes. Flowers are formed in upright panicles and appear in early summer. They are bell-shaped, 2-lipped, beige in colour with deep red dots and golden yellow veins. Flowers have a unique shape and pattern and come our freely every year. They are followed by cigar-like, 30-50 cm long seed pods.

Catalpas are not 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. -28°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update: 03-01-2013
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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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