Catawba

Catalpa bignonioides

Native to the southeastern United States, this tree has heart-shaped leaves that secrete nectar through glands near the primary veins. The hard brittle wood of this species does not easily rot and is used to make railroad ties and fence posts. It is also called Sourthern Catalpa, Cigartree and Indian Bean Tree.
Habitat:
Grows in a wide variety of habitats.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to 21 m, may have crooked trunk and irregular crown.
Bloom Time:
Late spring to early summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR AZ CA CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MO MS NC ND NJ NY OH OK OR PA RI SC TN TX UT VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
ON