Location and Notable Facts
- Other names
- Scientific Family
- Bignoniaceae (Bignonia Family)
- Size (Width/Height/Growth/DBH)
- The Arkansas Catalpa tree size champion is in Rogers, Arkansas with a DBH of 85 inches.
- Can grow to 50 to 90 feet with a spreading crown.
- Bloom Description/Seed Count
- Large white flowers with purple and yellow markings in clusters in May or June
- Very attractive and fragrant
Photo credit to North Dakota State University
- Leaf Arrangement
- Can have strange leaf arrangement. May be simple, opposite or whorled (3 at each node)
- Large heart shaped leaf on long stalk 6 to 10 inches long
Photo credit to Arbor Day Foundation
Photo credit to Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Non-Invasive but can reproduce from seed
- Comparisons to similar trees
- Often confused with the invasive Royal Paulownia
- Favorite tree of fishermen. The catalpa worm (Sphinx Moth Caterpillar) is found exclusively on the Catalpa tree and is prized by fishermen as an excellent bait for catfish and brim.
- Used as fence posts
- Local Location / History:
- Located in front of the First Presbyterian Church at 213 Whittington Avenue.
- This tree is 54 inches DBH.