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Catalpa bungei - C.A.Mey.

Common Name
Family Bignoniaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Roadsides in. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang[266].
Range E. Asia - C. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Catalpa bungei


Catalpa bungei

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Catalpa bungei is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from September to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Anthelmintic  Poultice  Stomachic

The stem bark is made into a lotion for cancer[218]. It is also anthelmintic and stomachic[178, 218]. The leaf, stem bark and the seeds are all used as dressings for sores, boils etc[218].

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Other Uses

Wood

Wood - hard, excellent quality. Used for printing blocks, chess tables etc[174, 178].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a good moist loamy soil and a sunny position that is not exposed[1, 11]. Tolerates heavy clay soils. Very resistant to atmospheric pollution[188]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c, probably more in continental climates[200], they grow best in areas with hot summers[188]. Protect plants from late frosts when they are young[200]. Transplants easily[200]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[188]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown outdoors, or in a cold frame, as soon as it is ripe[200]. Stratify stored seed for 3 weeks at 1°c and sow in spring[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Softwood cuttings, 10cm long, in a frame. They should be taken in late spring to early summer before the leaves are fully developed[200]. Root cuttings in winter[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Catalpa bignonioidesIndian Bean Tree, Southern catalpaTree15.0 5-9 MLMHNM02 
Catalpa ovataChinese CatalpaTree10.0 5-9 FLMHNM11 
Catalpa speciosaShawnee Wood, Northern catalpa, Early Flowering Catalpa, Hardy Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Indian CigaTree15.0 4-9 FLMHNM00 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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