Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree)
Catalpa bignonioides, 25 to 40 ft., a very decorative rounded tree, which makes a good specimen for a lawn. It bears beautiful heart-shaped leaves and, in July, cream, purple-spottedcarried in upright clusters. These are followed, particularly in warm dry seasons, by drooping seed pods, sometimes over a foot long, which hang from the bare branches throughout the winter. It prefers a normal garden and grows well in towns. Plant from October to April.
C.b. Aurea. Similar to C. bignonioides, but with golden-coloured leaves.