This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Says a Western correspondent: "Are you not mistaken for just this once, when you say in the December number, ' The Dwarf Catalpa is the C. Koempferi of the nurseries, whatever it may be botanically;'" and then proceeds to give a list of nurseries in which it is marked as C. Bungei. The writer of this believes himself to be responsible for its earliest introduction and dissemination in this country, and supposed he knew what plant was in the nurseries under this name. He has however reviewed the matter since the receipt of the above, and finds that he was more than right; for both botanically and horticulturally the one which "flowers" is Catalpa Bungei, and the bushy flowerless one, - the one with leaves just like the common one, - is Catalpa bignonoides, variety Ksempferl".