You can find Catalpas in most of our parks. Mostly they are large trees, unlike garden varieties that have a smaller size. In summer, it attracts with its large leaves and in winter hanging fruits in the shape of long beans.
Cultivar "Aurea" has really large, tropically looking leaves of yellow-green color and heart-shaped. They are dotted with fine hairs, which makes them pleasantly suede soft to the touch. Their strange, tobacco-like scent is said to repel mosquitoes. It blooms in early summer with a number of tubular, wide-open flowers. They are white in color with burgundy spots and a yellow-orange throat. They are arranged in upright, 20-30 cm high slats. The seeds form in extremely long, dark brown pods. They decorate the tree even after the leaves fall until spring.
Claims: The catalpas are undemanding to the soil type, only they need to provide a well-drained and preferably deeper soil to be able to spice well. After a good rooting they can handle temporary waterlogging. In summer, mildew may form on the leaves. As soon as you notice white, matt spots on the leaves, treat the plant with an available copper preparation as soon as possible. It tolerates unfavorable conditions such as urban paving and air pollution. Fully hardy to about -28 ° C.