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Catalpa x erubescens/Purple Catalpa

Catalpa x erubescens / Catalpa x erubescens
Typical blackish-purple spring foliage
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Typical blackish-purple spring foliage

Spring foliage

Several stages of spring growth

New emerging leaves with previous season's catalpa bean pods

Foliage and old seed pods

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Scientific Name: Catalpa x erubescens
Common Name: Purple Catalpa
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a hybrid Catalpa that produces blackish-purple foliage in early spring turning to dark green in summer. White flowers are marked with yellow and purple followed by long bean-like seed pods in summer lasting until they drop in winter and early spring.