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Ginkgo Biloba vs Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Ginkgo biloba

Catalpa speciosa

Ginkgo Biloba
Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

The Ginkgo Biloba is regarded as one of the most distinctive and beautiful of all the deciduous trees, and has remained genetically unchanged for millions of years. Its beautifully fan-shaped leaves develop a clear yellow colour in fall. Graceful and attractive year-round, Ginkgo is the perfect conversation starter in your yard.

Northern Catalpa is a striking feature tree with showy flowers, and very large leaves. Its orchid-like flowers are white with yellow and purple accents, and they have a pleasant fragrance. They bloom from late spring to early summer and can last up to two weeks, attracting hummingbirds and pollinators. The leaves are very large, ranging from 15-30 cm long, 12-20 cm wide, forming a canopy that makes it a good shade tree.

They can tolerate dry conditions as well as standing water, air pollution, and salt. These factors and its beauty contribute to its growing popularity as both a boulevard and ornamental tree in colder areas.

Northern Catalpa produces long bean-like capsules and are sometimes called the Cigar Tree in reference to this fruit.

GINKGO BILOBA QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN CATALPA (CIGAR TREE) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: golden yellow
Flowers: white
Nuts: Edible and tasty, cook before eating
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: Uncooked nuts in large quantities


Other Names: gingko, maidenhair tree
Other Names: cigar tree, hardy catalpa, western catalpa