grey brown, shallow fissures, peeling in long plates
wide heart-shaped, often 3 (5) lobes, green, 12 - 18 cm
creamy white in ± 15 cm long panicles, July/August
to 30 cm long, thin capsules
solitary in gardens and parks
few requirements, not too wet
Устойчивость к ветру:
moderate to poor
Central and West China
A tree from China with wide spreading main branches, creating a wide, round and slightly undulating crown. The bark is grey brown and peels in long, narrow plates. The hard wood of the twigs breaks easily. The leaf is distinctly different from C. bignonioides. The wide leaf is heart-shaped and usually has 3 to 5 clearly angular lobes. It is acuminate and has entire margins. The underside of the leaf is blue green and tomentose. The leaf only emerges late in spring and in autumn it is shed relatively early. When bruised it smells distinctively. The slightly fragrant flowers are small and white to pale yellow. They have red brown to purple-coloured spots and stripes. The capsules are up to 1 cm wide and in pendulous clusters. They persist in winter.
Catalpa ovata often has a short trunk that forks strongly in the crown. The flowers of this Catalpa are a little smaller than those of other types.