Southern Catalpa, Common Catalpa
Eastern US, Georgia south to Florida and west to Louisiana
Broadly rounded crown
Flood plains, low woods, thrives in wet-dry soil and part sun.
Limited landscape value due to coarseness
Bright green in summer. Whorled or opposite, simple leaves, purple-tinged when emerging. Poor yellow in fall. :Yellow-brown fall color
Buds are lateral-hemispherical, with brown scales, loosely overlapping
Grayish, thick, scaly bark.
White with yellow and purple spots.
Green in summer. 8 to 20 inch long capsules, fringed at the end, persisting into late fall and winter. :Brown in fall through winter
'Koehnei' ('Aureomarginata') has a slow-growing, broad rounded form.
'Nana' is an old, dwarf, bushy form of French origin.
'Variegata' has cream-yellow leaves.