Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree)

(D=deciduous leaf-losing)

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-spotted flowers carried 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 soil and grows well in towns. Plant from October to April.

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

C.b. Aurea. Similar to C. bignonioides, but with golden-coloured leaves.

08. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Planting Shrubs and Trees, Plants & Trees | Tags: , | Comments Off on Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree)


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