A broad, irregularly rounded canopy with coarse, spreading branches. Smooth, grayish bark becomes deeply grooved and darker as it ages. Rich green, wide, triangular- shaped leaves turn yellow in fall. These do produce cotton.
High wildlife value and special value to honey bees, the Northern Catalpa provides large leaf foliage, shade and rapid to moderate growth in moist soils.
Tall deciduous tree for moist mountain sites; not recommended for windbreaks; attractive fall color; to 11,000′ elev.
Purple new foliage, clear red-pink flowers, and abundant dark red fruit. mature height of 20 ft with a spread. purple leaves in the spring later turn to reddish green. In May pinkish red flowers form all over the tree. Flowers give rise to dark-red fruit . The fruit hangs provides food for song birds.Easily grown on a host of sites all across the temperature zones
Alternative to Lombardy poplar to 8,000 ft.
Medium sized shrub with red leaves in fall, red stems in winter, white flowers and fruit; provides browse for deer, moose, elk; to 10,000 ft. elevation
Low shrub with edible fruit; best on sandy to loamy soils; to 7,500′ elev.; short lived.
Tall shrub with edible fruit and attractive flowers; for mountain sites up to 9,000′ elev.
Tall, drought tolerant tree; grows well on most soils; to 8,000′ elev.; weedy.
Medium, drought tolerant shurb; grows well on most soils; to 8000 ft. elevation; good wildlife species