Adult dimensions: Height up to 7 m, width up to 4 m.
Type of soil: Any.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The Catalpa bungei is ideal in a small garden or near a terrace, thanks to its slow development. Its large heart- shaped leaves bring welcome shade on sunny days. In summer, it has beautiful scented pink-purplish blossom. Finally, its grey-brown bark, which splits on the older wood, gives a decorative touch to this Catalpa even in winter.
Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), This tree has very large leaves up to 25cm (9.8") and is an excellent tree for providing shade. Height up to 15 m.