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Indian Bean Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Catalpa bignonioides syn.Catalpa catalpa, Catalpa syringaefolia

 

Indian Bean Tree

A tree taking 25 years to reach maturity, with oval, pale green leaves, and cone-shaped panicles of white bell-shaped flowers with purple and orange markings in Summer, followed by bean-like seed pods

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plant Features
  • Indian Bean Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Indian Bean Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Indian Bean Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Indian Bean Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Indian Bean Tree

Latin name

Catalpa bignonioides syn.Catalpa catalpa, Catalpa syringaefolia

type

Deciduous tree

family

Bignoniaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Indian Bean Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Indian Bean Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Indian Bean Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Indian Bean Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Indian Bean Tree is 10.00meters x 10.00meters 10.00 M 10.00 M

Catalpa bignonioides syn.Catalpa catalpa, Catalpa syringaefolia

A tree taking 25 years to reach maturity, with oval, pale green leaves, and cone-shaped panicles of white bell-shaped flowers with purple and orange markings in Summer, followed by bean-like seed pods


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In spring plant container grown shrubs into sunny position.

 

Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

White flowers with orange and purple marks in summer.

 
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