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Catalpa × erubescens

Hybrid catalpa

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  • Catalpa × erubescens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Catalpa × erubescens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & September
  • Height10m to 16m
  • Spread4m to 11m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite marked yellow purple
  • Leaf ColourDark black purple

Description

Catalpa × erubescens (Hybrid catalpa). A spreading deciduous tree. A cross between Catalpa 'ovata' and 'bignonioides'. Dark green leaves are broadly ovate and lobed. Produces panicles of white marked yellow purple flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Bean tree

Origin

E.Asia & N.America

Interest and use

Specimen with bold leaves.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn, and the cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer or by budding in late summer.

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