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Washington Hawthorn vs Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Catalpa speciosa

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Washington Hawthorn
Northern Catalpa (Cigar Tree)

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN CATALPA (CIGAR TREE) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: cigar tree, hardy catalpa, western catalpa