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Catalpa bignonioides

For sale by Grahame Oakey, (Acorn Trees and Shrubs), hmcw, Freeman of WCFM

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves, send message for full list. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery, 50% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. I currently have many broadleaves(large and small) to dispose of at little more than cost.

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190cm × 60cm
230cm × 70cm

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Plant Finder: about Catalpa bignonioides

Common names

Indian bean tree, Southern catalpa, Golden-leaved catalpa, Smoking bean, Indian cigar, Bean tree


Catalpa bignonioides (Indian bean tree). This is a spreading upright rounded tree, The heart-shaped leaves are large, bold and mid green in colour. The flowers are white and spotted yellow-brown, trumpet-shaped and fragrant; they will bloom in late spring to early summer. They are followed by long, thin 13-18inch thin bean pods.


They are fully hardy and will prefer full sun with deep fertile, well drained but not too dry soil.

Interest and use

Hardy specimen, ornamental bold leaves, fragrance, shade.

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Catalpa bignonioides | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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