This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Midwestern United States
Mature Height and Width:
40-70 feet by 20-50 feet
Catalpa’s native range was originally restricted to a small area along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Despite this, northern catalpa has proven to be highly adaptable for planting as a landscape tree. Its showy flowers are widely visited by pollinator species and its cigar-shaped seed pods contribute to its striking appearance.