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Catalpa bungei

Indian bean tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourRed-pink, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Catalpa bungei (Indian bean tree). This species of tree is rather tall and broad. The leaves are triangular, The flowers will bloom in corymbs of red-pink or white blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Bean tree

Origin

N.China

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in fertile moist well-drained soil, with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, or by root softwood cuttings in late spring or the summer..

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