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Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides

Catalpa bignonioides

A handsome specimen tree
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Masses of stunning, orchid-like flowers during the height of summer.
  • Enormous pale green heart shaped foliage.
  • Unusual, bean shaped fruits during the autumn months.
  • Low maintenance, easy to grow on pollution tolerant.
  • Supplied as 3 x established trees in 9cm pots, ready to plant.
3 x 9cm Pot - Item: 500234
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Product Description

Also known as the Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa bignonioides is an incredibly handsome medium sized deciduous tree.

A beautiful specimen tree, the foliage is pale green with huge, broad heart shaped leaves that can be 30cm (1ft) long. In late summer panicles of large, exotic, orchid-like white flowers with splashes of maroon and orange appear, often numerous enough to cover the leaves. These are followed in autumn by long, thin, dark brown bean shaped fruits, hence the common name.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come. Also recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', the flowers are a favourite with butterflies and bees.

Growing to a height of 6m and spread of 5m in 20 years, and ultimately twice that size, Indian Bean trees cope well with pollution so they’re great for city gardens. Protect young trees from late spring frosts and choose a spot sheltered from strong winds which can shred the large leaves.

Supplied as 3 x established trees in 9cm pots, ready to plant.

What Is Supplied

Item 500234 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 x established trees in 9cm pots, ready to plant.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Place your tree in a sunny position away from strong winds.

Care Guide

Planting

  • Plant in moist, well drained soil, but Catalpa will tolerate heavy clay.
  • Dig a square hole as deep at the plant roots and twice as wide.
  • Remove the tree from the pot and loosen the roots before placing into the planting hole.
  • Stake young trees as appropriate.

Pruning

  • Indian Bean Trees do not require much regular pruning. Remove any weak or crossing branches and gradually remove the lowest branches to raise the canopy. They respond well to hard pruning, should you need to reduce the size of a mature tree.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
1200cm
800cm
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Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides
3 x 9cm Pot
Item: 500234
RRP £29.97
Deal Price £14.97
Save: £15.00 - 50%