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Chitalpa
X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Morning Cloud'

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Chitalpa (ky-TAL-puh) (Info)
Species: tashkentensis (tosh-ken-TEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Morning Cloud

Category:

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maricopa, Arizona

Willcox, Arizona

Valdese, North Carolina

El Reno, Oklahoma

Belton, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 20, 2011, plantsonthepoint from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is loaded with blooms for about 3 weeks in June in Valdese, NC. It gives a great tropical look being covered with orchid-like blooms. It is very drought tolerant.

Positive

On May 16, 2006, italchief from Bellingham, WA wrote:

This tree grows well in the Northwest, (I live 30 minutes from Canada) and has beautiful bamboo like leaves. more reminiscient of desert willow than Catalpa. Lovely white orchid like blooms in July. And nice structure make this a worthy addition to any garden. Summer bloom goes nice with cannas, and palms creating a tropical effect that seems to be really hot in the northwest now.