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A picture of a Indian Bean Tree

Indian Bean Tree

Catalpa × erubescens

Also known as

Hybrid catalpa, Bean tree

Catalpa erubescens 'Pulverulenta' JPG1a by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

15m

10m

Min

10m

25 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Indian Bean Tree

A close up of a Catalpa × erubescens tree
A Catalpa × erubescens plant

Indian Bean Tree Overview

Catalpa × erubescens is an artificial hybrid species from the bignonia family, Bignoniaceae. It is a deciduous tree of medium size that is uncommon in cultivation. It produces attractive chocolate brown to purple leaves which develop green colouring with age. Flowers are showy, coloured creamy-white, with flecks of brown-yellow, leading onto long, pendent seedpods.

How to propagate Indian Bean Tree

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings.

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Budding

Budding in late summer.

Special features of Indian Bean Tree

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Indian Bean Tree

Specimen with bold leaves.