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Catalpa bignonioides - 'Aurea' (Indian Bean Tree)

Catalpa bignonioides - 'Aurea' (Indian Bean Tree)
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Catalpa bignonioides Description

This mop headed medium sized tree, with its huge golden yellow leaves and white summer flowers, makes an attractive specimen for the larger garden. Flowers are followed by long 'bean' pods.

Catalpa bignonioides - Cultivation Notes

Catalpa will tolerate most soil types - being especially well suited to heavy clays. Generally a deep fertile soil is best. This tree is tender so plant in a warm sunny spot and avoid exposed cold areas. Prune dead wood in early spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Catalpa bignonioides:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Catalpa bignonioides

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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architectural plants
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Common Missspellings: Catalper, Cataltha, Cataltha, Catalpha

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