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Genus of 10 species of deciduous trees from Eastern Asia and North America usually found on riverbanks and woodland.

The bean-like seed pod gives it the name Indian bean tree.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - large leaves, sometimes in whorls of three.
  • Tree - the wide, spreading habit and conspicuous flower panicles are seen to best effect as specimen trees. Decorative, narrow, cylindrical seedpods.
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds, and young plants from severe frosts.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - pollard or stool foliage varieties to obtain larger leaves. Large, bell-shaped, 2-lipped flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - North America, eastern Asia.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of CATALPA

CATALPA bignonioides   AWARD

CATALPA bignonioides  >

Commonly known as: Indian bean tree, Southern catalpa.
White flowers with yellow and purple markings
Small H/Std £50.00 each

CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'  AWARD

CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'  >

Commonly known as: Golden-leafed catalpa, Indian bean tree.
Bright gold foliage
Large £35.00 each

CATALPA x erubescens 'Purpurea'   AWARD

CATALPA x erubescens 'Purpurea'  >

Commonly known as: Hybrid catalpa, Indian bean tree.
Young leaves and shoots dark purple gradually becoming dark green
£35.00 each
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CATALPA fargesii var duclouxii  AWARD

CATALPA fargesii var duclouxii  >

Commonly known as: Chinese bean tree.
a rare form with lilac-pink flowers with red-brown spots stained with yellow.
£30.00 each

CATALPA szechuanica

CATALPA szechuanica  >

Small growing tree with fresh green leaves. White flowers with a purple eye
£45.00 each

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