Indian bean tree

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

Indian bean tree - Catalpa bignonioides  'Aurea'

Common Name: Indian bean tree
Genus: Catalpa
Species: bignonioides
Cultivar: 'Aurea'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, YellowFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A beautiful spreading tree with massive heart-shaped bright yellow leaves which are bronze when young. In mid- to late summer tall panicles of white flowers appear usually followed by slender pods. This is a medium to large deciduous tree that is best grown as a specimen in a lawn to fully appreciate its beauty.

  • Garden care: Protect young plants from frost in very cold weather since unripened wood is susceptible to frost damage. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.