General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Flowers are sterile so will not produce seed pods
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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  • Chitalpa

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