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Catalpa fargesii

Bean tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Catalpa fargesii (Bean tree). These are deciduous, summer-flowering trees and shrubs. They are extremely resistant to urban pollution. There are about 11 species.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

E.Asia & N.America

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)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • 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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