NORTHERN CATALPA

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NORTHERN CATALPA suitable for counties:
ALABAMA: Covington, Franklin, Greene, Henry, Macon, Perry
ARKANSAS: Benton, Clark, Hempstead, Independence, Jefferson, Pulaski, Sebastian, Washington
COLORADO: All counties
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
GEORGIA: Candler, Clarke, Elbert, Laurens, Seminole, Sumter
IOWA: Adair, Montgomery, Plymouth, Shelby, Sioux
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Boone, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edwards, Effingham, Fulton, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Sangamon, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson
INDIANA: Gibson, Knox, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Kingman, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Montgomery, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Sheridan, Stafford, Sumner, Wabaunsee, Washington, Woodson
KENTUCKY: Ballard, Bell, Bracken, Butler, Caldwell, Campbell, Carlisle, Clark, Fayette, Fulton, Harlan, Henry, Hickman, Jefferson, Kenton, Lyon, Mason, McLean, Meade, Montgomery, Ohio, Oldham, Powell, Rowan, Trigg, Warren
LOUISIANA: Acadia, Allen, Bossier, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Lincoln, Madison, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St. Tammany, Winn
MASSACHUSETTS: Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Worcester
MARYLAND: All counties
MAINE: All counties
MICHIGAN: Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Shiawassee, Washtenaw, Wayne
MINNESOTA: Houston, Winona
MISSOURI: Adair, Audrain, Barton, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Greene, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Linn, Livingston, Madison, Mississippi, Moniteau, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Pemiscot, Pike, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scott, St. Louis, Stoddard, Stone, Taney
MISSISSIPPI: Hinds, Lafayette, Montgomery, Washington
NORTH CAROLINA: Anson, Burke, Catawba, Davidson, Hoke, Lincoln, Madison, Rowan
NORTH DAKOTA: Cass
NEBRASKA: Hall, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Belknap, Hillsborough, Strafford
NEW MEXICO: San Juan
NEW YORK: Albany, Orange, Ulster
OHIO: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Columbiana, Darke, Erie, Fayette, Gallia, Geauga, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lucas, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Morgan, Noble, Ottawa, Perry, Pickaway, Portage, Ross, Shelby, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood
OKLAHOMA: Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Custer, Grady, Le Flore, Murray, Muskogee, Payne, Tulsa, Woods
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cumberland, Erie, Westmoreland
RHODE ISLAND: All counties
SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston, Chester, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Florence, Greenwood, Lexington, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union
SOUTH DAKOTA: Clay, Lincoln, Union
TENNESSEE: Benton, Blount, Carroll, Carter, Chester, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Fayette, Franklin, Gibson, Grainger, Hardeman, Hardin, Knox, Lauderdale, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Shelby, Stewart, Unicoi, White, Williamson
TEXAS: Brazos, Ellis, Erath, Galveston, Harris, Hays, Hemphill, Jefferson, Leon, Montgomery, Travis, Victoria, Walker, Wood
UTAH: Cache, Davis, Grand, San Juan, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne
VIRGINIA: Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Craig, Dickenson, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Hampton, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northampton, Nottoway, Orange, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Warren, Washington, Wise, Wythe
WISCONSIN: Brown, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Kenosha, La Crosse, Racine, Rock, Vernon, Walworth, Waukesha
WEST VIRGINIA: Berkeley, Clay, Fayette, Hancock, Harrison, Kanawha, Marion, Monongalia, Pocahontas, Ritchie, Taylor, Wayne

Northern catalpa belongs to family of bignoniaceae plants, its species name is speciosa. This plant grows actively in spring. Northern catalpa has dark green foliage and bears white colored flowers. Northern catalpa booms in early summer.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Northern catalpa is a fast growing plant, a mature Northern catalpa can grow up to 60 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 60
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Summer
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Early Summer Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Fall
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 20480
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Slow

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : High
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : Yes Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 20
Height, Mature (feet) : 60 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : Low
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : None Frost Free Days, Minimum : 90
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 5.5 pH (Maximum) : 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 100 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Precipitation (Minimum) : 80 Precipitation (Maximum) : 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 20 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38

NORTHERN CATALPA GALLERY

northern catalpa
Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
northern catalpa
Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
northern catalpa
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
northern catalpa
Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, KS.
northern catalpa
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA.
northern catalpa
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA.
northern catalpa
W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, PA. 1960.
northern catalpa
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 238. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
northern catalpa
USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.

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