Audubon® Native Northern Catalpa

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10004490

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Northern Catalpa Tree (Catalpa speciosa) features spicy scented wood. Historically used for woodworking and fragrant enough for dried potpourri!

However, the most well-known features of these hardy, native trees are the immense, 10-12 inch, heart-shaped leaves! This fast-growing ornamental Shade tree and Street tree is wonderful for homeowners looking to increase species diversity and help their backyard birds.

The blooms look like white Azaleas, and they open in big bunches throughout the canopy. Hummingbirds and native pollinators love the sweet nectar they contain! Going by many nicknames, including Cigar tree, Catawba Tree, Hardy Catalpa, Western Catalpa, and Indian Bean Tree. The latter due to the long, green bean-like seed pods that appear in fall and cling through winter.

Planting and Application:

Northern Catalpa Trees are impressive specimens. You'll love to laze away under its wonderful shade. Strong limbs handle snowfall and storms making them ideal Windbreaks and shelterbelts.

If you have some room, consider restoring a portion of your property into a naturalized prairie. Even on medium-sized lots, Catalpa are a great choice to include in large Rain Gardens and planted in low areas to collect runoff and filter rainwater. They are also mighty bird-friendly nesting, shelter and cover for local and migratory birds and wildlife.

  • Large, Fast-Growing Blooming Shade Tree
  • Huge Heart-Shaped Foliage
  • Attracts Song-Birds, Hummingbirds & Butterflies & Native Bees
  • Shelterbelts & Strong Windbreaks
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Catalpa Sphinx Moth "Catawba worms"

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Catalpa Trees are one of the showiest native trees and can be found along streams, creeks, and rivers throughout the Midwest. Their roots are able to withstand wet soils, but please note those roots and their large size can become a problem if not Planted in the Right Location.

  • Tolerates Wet Soils & Average Conditions
  • Drought & Salt Tolerant & Seasonal Flooding
  • Full Sun & Light Shade
  • Prune When Dormant & Remove Suckers
  • Mulch New Trees Well

Mighty habitat for wildlife, the Audubon® Native Northern Catalpa Tree is a giant specimen that provides shade, shelter and unique beauty for your landscape - fast! Order today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Northern Catalpa Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Catalpa speciosa
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes