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Catalpa bignonioides

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

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Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves are available. Please message me for the full stock list.(1,100no. species/cv's) and picture files. Larger and smaller sizes may be available. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery, 30% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. The conifer stock is probably the most diverse retail collection in the UK with over 100no. items that I am sole uk supplier of. Items listed on GPS are offered subject to availability, and subject to more recent updates. E&OE

Plant Size
Total Price
200cm × 100cm

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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 | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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