Catalpa bignonioides

Catalpa bignonioides

Common name: Indian bean tree

Family: Bignoniaceae

Plant type Shrub, tree
Height 30 to 30 feet
Spread 20 to 20 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Deciduous
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders, specimen plant
Skill level Average
Maintenance None
Hardiness 4
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, white
Flower season Mid summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium

Catalpa are large shrubs or small trees grown for their large soft green leaves and small pinkish-white flowers in summer which are followed by long hanging seed pods. They are noted for their tolerance of polluted urban conditions.

They need a site in full sun and are best with hot summers. Catalpas require a deep, fertile soil


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