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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

Indian bean tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & July
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 11m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow and purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Bean tree

Origin

North America, Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seed in autumn or cuttings in late spring or summer, or by budding in late summer or grafting in winter.

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