Organic Southern Catalpa Seeds

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Short-trunked tree with broad, rounded crown of spreading branches, large, heart-shaped leaves.

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Southern Catalpa - 25 Count Catalpa bignonioides Magnolia Catalpa, Gentlemen's Catalpa, Worm Tree, Fishing Tree, Fisherman's Flower Tree, Catawba Tree Description: a Short-trunked tree with broad, rounded crown of spreading branches, large, heart-shaped leaves, large clusters of showy white flowers, and long, beanlike fruit.

Height: 50 feet (15 m). Diameter: 2 feet (0.6 m). Leaves: 3 at a node (whorled) and opposite; 5-10 inches (13-25 cm) long, 4-7 inches (10-18 cm) wide. Ovate, abruptly long-pointed at the tip, notched at base; without teeth. Dull green above, paler and covered with soft hairs beneath; turning blackish in autumn. With unpleasant odor when crushed. Slender leafstalk 3 1/2-6 inches (9-15 cm) long. Bark: Brownish-gray; scaly. Twigs: Green, turning brown; stout, hairless or nearly so.

Flowers: 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) long and wide; with a bell-shaped corolla of 5 unequal rounded fringed lobes, white with 2 orange stripes and many purple spots and stripes inside; slightly fragrant; in upright branched clusters to 10 inches (25 cm) long and wide; in late spring. Fruit: 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) long, 5/16-3/8 inches (8-10 mm) in diameter; narrow, cylindrical, dark brown capsule; cigar like, thin-walled, splitting into 2 parts; many flat light brown seeds with 2 papery wings; maturing in autumn, remaining attached in winter. Form: Short, thick trunk; broadly rounded with irregular crown Habitat: Moist soils in open areas such as roadsides and clearings.

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