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Catalpa fargesii var. duclouxii

Chinese bean tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height8m
  • Spread8m
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

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.

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 or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

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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