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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    This native plant is a medium deciduous tree with large white flowers in the spring and striking cigar-like seedpods in the fall. It features large heart-shaped leaves.

    Latin Name

    Catalpa bignonioides


    Family

    Bignoniaceae


    Also Known As

    Cigartree Indian-bean-tree


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 60'
    Max Spread: 40'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Deer
  • Wet Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    George Washington planted two catalpas west of the garden houses in March of 1785.


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