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Purple Catalpa

Catalpa erubescens 'Purpurea'

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Emerging shoots are black-purple and gradually change to dark green. Large, deciduous tree with bell-shaped white flowers, and large leaves.

Growing Conditions:
Adaptive, does well in full sun. Prefers well drained soils.

Uses:

Height:
30-50' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
oval

Flowers:
Small clusters of white bell like flowers. Sometimes spotted with yellow and purple.

Leaves:
Large, simple, ovate

Bark:
Grayish brown, growing ridged and furrowed with age.

A hybrid that is formed from C. ovata and C. bignonioides cross.