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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Beautiful and distinctly mop-headed, golden-leaved tree native to the southern US and Central America. Leaves are large, soft, heart-shaped and golden-yellow, with the new foliage being flushed with purple.

When established this Catalpa will produce attractive panicles of white flowers with yellow and purple markings in a warm year. A colourful garden tree with eye-catching leaves!

Supplied Size: 5L containers (50 - 60 cm tall)

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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

Common names

Indian bean tree, Bean tree


Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ (Indian bean tree). A spreading tree with broadly oval, bright yellow leaves, which are bronze when young. In the summer, white, bell-shaped flowers with yellow and purple marks come out, then long, pendent, cylindrical pods appear.


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

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance

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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ | Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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