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CATALPA bignonioides 'Aurea'
Commonly known as Golden-leafed catalpa, Indian bean tree
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Deciduous - large leaves, heart-shaped at the base, to 25cm (10in) long
Height - 10m (33ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - spreading tree. Produces white flowers to 5cm (2in) across, marked with yellow and brown, in upright panicles 20-30cm (8-12in) tall 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.
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects. Can be hard-pruned to produce larger leaves
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - southeastern USA.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Leaf colour (if not green) - Gold
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Catalpa - Growing Guide
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5