AWARD

CATALPA x erubescens 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Hybrid catalpa, Indian bean tree

Young leaves and shoots dark purple gradually becoming dark green
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Broadly ovate leaves 25-40cm (10-16in) long with 3 shallow, tapered lobes.
  • White
    To 5cm (2in) across, marked yellow and purple Slender pods to 40cm (16in) long.
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading habit. Flowers are followed followed by slender pods to 40cm (16in) long
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds ,and young plants from severe frosts.

CATALPA x erubescens 'Purpurea'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. Can be grown as a pollard for larger leaves
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Southeastern USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Large, upright panicles to 30cm (12in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable 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 & 7
    As a pollard
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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