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DeciduousLarge leaves, heart-shaped at the base, to 25cm (10in) long
WhiteWith yellow and purple-brown markings
TreeSpreading tree. Flowers are followed by slender pods to 40cm (16in) long.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunShelter from strong winds, and young plants from severe frosts.
CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insects. Can be pollarded to produce larger leavesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSoutheastern USA.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeBell/LanternBell-shaped to 5cm (2in) acrossPaniclesUpright panicles 20-30cm (8-12in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1Pruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7As a pollard
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
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- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
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