What can I grow under a catalpa tree?


Mainly, any flowers that are shade tolerant are good for growing under a catalpa. Very large and quick-spreading plants or vines are best avoided though.

Personally, I think that bee balm, hellebore, wild violets, forget-me-nots, and the Siberian iris are the best plants/flowers to grow beneath a catalpa, especially given their colors. They will grow while tolerating the partial to full shade that a mature catalpa tree provides.

Updated on April 15, 2018

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Catalpa Tree Facts, Uses, and Planting Tips
By Ron Noble