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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:

Tree

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

40 - 70

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June

Bloom Area:

Sparse Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Bottomlands and river banks (as a native), also escaped or persistent after cultivation, and sometimes thoroughly naturalized

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Sparse Mountains, Piedmont

Blooms

Blooms can appear different

image

Black Mountain, Mid-June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom Close Up

image

Black Mountain, Mid-June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Seed Pods

AKA Monkey Cigars

image

Black Mountain, August 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Duke Trees
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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