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Chitalpa tasketiensis

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GeneralitŠ°

Chitalpa tasketiensis is a hybrid, created in the sixties by crossing catalpa bignonioides with chilopsis linearis; the result is a small tree, or even a large shrub, with deciduous leaves, and very rapid growth, which bears well the winter cold and summer drought. The adult specimens can reach 8-9 meters in height, over a period of ten years; the stem is erect, often consisting of multiple trunks. The crown is large, rounded, quite dense. The foliage is oval, lanceolate, apologetic green, slightly leathery and waxy; it tends to fall in a narrow period of time, in winter. From late spring until autumn, it produces large bouquets made up of large pink, trumpet-shaped, very showy flowers. The abundant and prolonged flowering and the fairly small size make this tree very suitable for growing in the garden, even as a shade tree. Cultivation for ornamental purposes for now seems to be prevalent mainly in North America, while in Europe this tree is still considered "exotic" despite its European origin.


Exposure

The trees of Chitalpa tasketiensis prefer very bright and sunny positions, even if they can bear a few hours of light shade per day. They are resistant specimens, do not fear the cold and generally tolerate snow and winter frosts well. Wind and environmental pollution are also tolerable without problems.

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