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Amur Cherry vs Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Prunus maackii

Catalpa speciosa

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Amur Cherry
Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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.

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN CATALPA (CIGAR TREE) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: black fruit
Flowers: white, in spring
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)


Other Names: amur chokecherry
Other Names: cigar tree, hardy catalpa, western catalpa