Indian Bean Tree Seed

Catalpa bignonioides

£2.25 inc. VAT

Indian Bean Tree is a medium sized deciduous tree from the eastern USA. Its leaves are up to 20 cm long and it has attractive white flowers with yellow and purple markings, frequented by bees. The fruiting capsules/bean pods are around 30cm long and 4 to 8 mm wide and remain well after the leaves have dropped in autumn.

flower pic courtesy of Le. Loup.Gris. Multi-license with GFDL and CC-BY-SA

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Description

Catalpa bignoniodes

Common name: Indian Bean Tree.

Native: Eastern USA.

Provenance: Germany

Size and spread (10 years): 5m x 5m

Treatment required: Not dormant.

Seeds / kg:      c.61,800         46% viable

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: All well drained soils but not on exposed sites.

Planting instructions: A good specimen or parkland tree

Mature height: 15m x 12m

pic courtesy of Dalgial, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Catalpa

Size

Seed Pack (300 seeds approx.)

Family

Bignoniaceae

Flowering Month

July

Colour

purple, white

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

flowers, fruit

Requires

shelter, sun