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Basic knowledge about the trumpet tree

Trumpet trees are often found in Europe. But this tree species originally comes from the eastern parts of the USA. You can recognize the trumpet tree immediately by its large, heart-shaped leaves. However, they do not appear until June and will fall off as soon as the first frost occurs. Before that, they don’t even manage to change their color.

Flowering time is mid-July

The flowering time happens in mid-July. The main color is white. Yellow and purple spots occur. The flowers grow in large clusters. They are sometimes so big that they can hide all the leaves together.

For this reason, we can say with a clear conscience that the trumpet tree is one of the most beautiful summer trees.

Trumpet trees are very often preferred for parks

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Bean-like fruits

The trumpet tree produces bean-like fruits. They are collected in longer capsules. These reach a length of approx. 40 cm.

The usual width of the capsules is between 5 and 7 mm

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Growth in good weather and soil conditions

With the right weather and soil conditions, the tree will grow up to 15 meters high

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The crown is very large and irregularly developed. The trunk is very thick. In the approach it looks slightly heart-shaped. Many users find the fact that the tree can live up to 150 years very interesting.

Where can the tree grow?

Full sun is a must for the tree to grow healthily. The fertile, well-drained soil is another requirement to look out for. You should also protect the tree from strong winds. Otherwise it would damage its leaves.

Trumpet trees are very robust from an early age

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Interesting fact

One of the common American names for the tree is Indian Bean Tree. It refers to an Indian tribe. The tree was first discovered on its territory by a botanist.

The local Indians themselves called the tree Catawba. There was a misunderstanding when spelling and it was accepted as a catalpa. This is where the other name comes from: Southern Catalpa (southern catalpa).

Magnificent flowers and lush foliage

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Wonderful green in the park or in the garden

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The buds have a darker purple shade and the white flowers are light yellow in the center

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The long, narrow sleeves are reminiscent of delicate trumpets

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Trumpet trees get along perfectly with all other trees and plants

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In golden October the trees look even more majestic

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Huge trumpet tree in front of Rochester Cathedral

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