#136 Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)

This unusual tree stands right in the front yard of a private home in the Dilworth neighborhood. Southern catalpa is native to southern states like Alabama and Louisiana. The catalpa sports huge leaves sometimes over a foot long, and in early summer blooms with large white flowers.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 138"
  • Height (Ft.): 62'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 67'
  • Total Points: 217

More Information

  • Nominated By: Brett Dupree
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Andrew Blumenthal
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private
  • Ecological Value: The catalpa holds some of the showiest flowers of all the American native trees.