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CATALPA bignonioides

Commonly known as Indian bean tree, Southern catalpa

White flowers with yellow and purple markings
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Large, mid-green leaves, heart-shaped at the base, to 25cm (10in) long.
  • White
    With yellow and purple-brown markings
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading habit. Flowers are 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 bignonioides

 
Available again from SEPTEMBER 2022 - This plant will be delivered when new stock arrives in early autumn
Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Named after the American indian tribe, Catawba and mistakenly recorded as Catalpa
    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
    Upright panicles 20-30cm (8-12in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    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)
 

Buy Varieties of CATALPA bignonioides

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CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'

CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'

Golden-leafed catalpa, Indian bean tree

bright gold foliage

 
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£70.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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