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Chinese Catalpa (Catalpa ovata)


Morphology/Physiology Active Growth Period Spring After Harvest Regrowth Rate Bloat None C:N Ratio High Coppice Potential No Fall Conspicuous Yes Fire Resistant No Flower Color White Flower Conspicuous Yes Foliage Color Dark Green Foliage Porosity Summer Dense Foliage Porosity Winter Porous Foliage Texture Medium Fruit/Seed Color Brown Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes Growth Form Single Stem Growth Rate Rapid Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 20 Height, Mature (feet) 60.0 Known Allelopath No Leaf Retention No Lifespan Long Low Growing Grass No Nitrogen Fixation Low Resprout Ability Yes Shape and Orientation Erect Toxicity None Growth Requirements Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes Anaerobic Tolerance None CaCO3 Tolerance Low Cold Stratification Required No Drought Tolerance Medium Fertility Requirement Medium Fire Tolerance None Frost Free Days, Minimum 90 Hedge Tolerance None Moisture Use Low pH, Minimum 5.5 pH, Maximum 7.0 Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 100 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200 Precipitation, Minimum 20 Precipitation, Maximum 80 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 20 Salinity Tolerance Low Shade Tolerance Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (-F) -38 Reproduction Bloom Period Early Summer Commercial Availability Routinely Available Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall Fruit/Seed Period End Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes Propagated by Bare Root Yes Propagated by Bulb No Propagated by Container Yes Propagated by Corm No Propagated by Cuttings No Propagated by Seed Yes Propagated by Sod No Propagated by Sprigs No Propagated by Tubers No Seed per Pound 20480 Seed Spread Rate Slow Seedling Vigor Medium Small Grain No Vegetative Spread Rate Slow Suitability/Use Berry/Nut/Seed Product No Christmas Tree Product No Fodder Product No Fuelwood Product High Lumber Product Yes Naval Store Product No Nursery Stock Product Yes Palatable Browse Animal Low Palatable Graze Animal Low Palatable Human No Post Product Yes Protein Potential Low Pulpwood Product Yes Veneer Product No

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Lamiales

            • Family: Bignoniaceae

              • Genus: Catalpa