Cricket Hill Garden
Catalpa bignonioides,‘Variegata’ variegated catalpa
Variety description: Large heart-shaped leaves of creamy-yellow with a central splash of green. By mid-to late summer foliage fades to pale green of the straight species.
This tree can be maintained as a 'cut-back' shrub, subjected to a hard pruning every spring. This will ensure that foliage is large and the effect of the golden foliage is more at eye level. Expect 10-15' of annual growth once the root system is established. Specimens maintained in such a way will require richer soil, or more frequent watering and fertilization than those allowed to grow into a full sized tree.
If left to its own devices, this tree will grow into a majestic specimen, 20-30' tall with a 15-20' spread.
Height and Spread at Maturity: Dependent on pruning.
Site requirements: Full sun or part shade location. Prefers moist soils high in organic content, but will grow well in many soil types.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 18-24" with strong central leader. Grown in a 4" x 9" tree tube.
When we ship: Available for LATE SUMMER / EARLY FALL 2021 shipping.