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Catalpa bignonioides

Common name(s): Southern Catalpa, Common Catalpa, Indian Bean

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: none
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 2 weeks
Comment: A pine needle mulch is recommended for C. bignonioides. Seeds should be covered with 1/8