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Large Leaf Linden vs Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Tilia platyphyllos

Catalpa speciosa

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Large Leaf Linden
Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Large Leaf Linden is a tall, deciduous tree native to Europe. Large Leaf Linden features oblong leaves that turn from yellow-green to brilliant yellow in the fall. Large Leaf Linden is ideal as a shade or ornamental tree in a larger 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.

LARGE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN CATALPA (CIGAR TREE) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: yellow-white
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





Other Names: broadleaf lime, large-leaved lime
Other Names: cigar tree, hardy catalpa, western catalpa