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By Anget

United Kingdom Gb

Catalpa bignonioides.
Please advise me. I grew some of these from seed last year for fun. Is it possible to coppice them to make then shorter and possibly multi-stemmed? And if it is, when should it be done?



Yes you can. You won't get any flowers, but the leaves will be enormous. I have one and cut it back in spring when it's just starting to make new growth

8 Aug, 2020


Thank you, Andrew, that's very helpful.

8 Aug, 2020


Glad you asked that, Ange, because I have done the same ... now two Catalpa about 18” tall 🙂

9 Aug, 2020


'Great minds', Sheila!

9 Aug, 2020

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