Catalpa speciosa (Catalpa or Northern Catalpa) Seeds
Zones: 4 to 8.
Native to the midwestern United States.
The Catalpa tree has distinctive features that set it apart from other trees. Large white, bell-shaped flowers in spring, giant heart-shaped leaves and long and pendulous bean-like seed pods. Its large leaves cast a heavy shade, making it an ideal shade tree for parks and yards.
It has an open-rounded to narrow-oval crown. It prefers full sun to part shade and moist, loam or sandy soils, but can tolerate many types of soil.
Size: Height 40 to 70 ft; Width 20 to 50 ft.
Stratification: Catalpa seeds have no stratification requirements.