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Catalpa Bungei | Indian bean tree - Girth 20cm - 350-360cm - 130cm

Catalpa Bungei | Indian bean tree - Girth 20cm - 350-360cm - 130cm

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Catalpa bungei, also known as the Chinese catalpa or the Manchurian catalpa, is a deciduous tree that is native to China and Korea. It is a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

The tree has a broad, spreading canopy with large, heart-shaped leaves that are up to 12 inches long and 8 inches wide. The leaves are dark green and glossy on top, and paler underneath. In the fall, the leaves turn a vibrant yellow before falling off.

Catalpa bungei produces beautiful, fragrant white flowers in the late spring or early summer. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and up to 2 inches wide. They are arranged in large clusters at the ends of the branches and attract bees and other pollinators.

After the flowers fade, the tree produces long, slender seed pods that are up to 20 inches long. The pods are cylindrical and contain numerous small, flat seeds.

Catalpa bungei is a hardy and adaptable tree that can grow in a wide range of soils and conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and moderate moisture. The tree is commonly used in landscaping and as a shade tree in parks and gardens.

Overall, Catalpa bungei is a beautiful and hardy tree that provides year-round interest with its large leaves, fragrant flowers, and interesting seed pods.

  • 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


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.

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