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Plant Details

Catalpa speciosa

Catawba Tree, Monkey Cigar Tree

Scientific Name:

Catalpa speciosa

Common Name:

Catawba Tree, Monkey Cigar Tree

Plant Family

Bignoniaceae (Bignonia Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

40 - 70

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June

Bloom Area:

Sparse Mountains, Piedmont

Blooms

Blooms can appear different

image

Black Mountain, Mid-June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom Close Up

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Black Mountain, Mid-June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Seed Pods

AKA Monkey Cigars

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Black Mountain, August 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Duke Trees
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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