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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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
H/Std £55.00 each

CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'  AWARD

CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'  >

Commonly known as: Golden-leafed catalpa, Indian bean tree.
Bright gold foliage
Large £35.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

CATALPA bungei f.duclouxii  AWARD

CATALPA bungei f.duclouxii  >

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

CATALPA szechuanica  >

Small growing tree with fresh green leaves. White flowers with a purple eye
£45.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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