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Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A delightful, rare flowering tree first found by westerners growing in the Wudang region of China in the early 20th century.

Catalpa fargesii f duclouxii has clusters of pretty, pale white to lilac-pink, foxglove-like flowers with reddish spots in midsummer. The leaves are quite elegant with a narrow, pointed tip.

Probably the most eye-catching flowers of any Catalpa.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. This Catalpa requires a sheltered position in Northern parts of the U.K. and grows best when planted in a position protected from strong winds.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Grows to be a small tree with a spreading, rounded crown once established.
Height: 8m (26 ft)
Spread:8m (26 ft)

Plant Finder: about Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii

Common names

Chinese bean tree


Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii (Chinese bean tree). It has an ovate-acute, 3 lobed leaves when young. The inflourescence is corymbose to paniculate, and with red patches below.


Hardy, but prefers a sheltered position without exposure to strong winds.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and bell/trumpet shaped flowers with frilly lobes.

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Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

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