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Catalpa Bignonioides (Ovata) Tree | Indian bean tree - Standard - Mature Tree - Height 350cm - 150lt

Catalpa Bignonioides (Ovata) Tree | Indian bean tree - Standard - Mature Tree - Height 350cm - 150lt

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Catalpa bignonioides, commonly known as Southern Catalpa or Indian Bean Tree, is a deciduous tree that is native to the southeastern United States. It is a member of the Bignoniaceae family, which also includes other notable ornamental trees such as Jacaranda and Trumpet Creeper. Southern Catalpa trees typically grow up to 50 feet tall and have a broad, spreading crown. They have large, heart-shaped leaves that can reach up to 12 inches in length and produce fragrant, white or yellowish-white flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are followed by long, slender seed pods that can reach up to 18 inches in length and contain numerous small seeds. Catalpa bignonioides is known for its attractive, distinctive appearance and is commonly used as an ornamental tree in landscaping. It is also valued for its shade-providing qualities and its ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Southern Catalpa is a hardy tree that is relatively easy to grow and maintain. It prefers well-draining soils and full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and can even withstand periods of drought. However, it is vulnerable to some pests and diseases, including catalpa sphinx moth and Verticillium wilt.
  • Common Name

    Indian bean tree

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    SE USA

  • Flower

    3-4cm in width, white, marked with orange and purple, in conical panicles.

  • Foliage

    pale green, broad-ovate

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12 metres +

Mature Width

8 metres +

Shape / habit

spreading, medium-sized

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing,, sheltered, full sun

Soil Type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period




Spring, Summer and Autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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