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Indian Bean Tree

Catalpa bignonioides

Also known as

Southern Catalpa, Catawba, Eastern Catalpa, Indian Cigar, Smoking Bean, Common Catalpa, Indian-Bean, Cigartree, Indian bean tree, Golden-leaved catalpa, Bean tree

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

18m

Max

12m

15m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Indian Bean Tree Overview

This is a spreading upright rounded tree, The heart-shaped leaves are large, bold and mid green in colour. The flowers are white and spotted yellow-brown, trumpet-shaped and fragrant; they will bloom in late spring to early summer. They are followed by long, thin 13-18inch thin bean pods.

How to propagate Indian Bean Tree

Cuttings

Seed in autumn or cuttings in late spring or summer.

Seed

Budding

By budding in late summer or grafting in winter.

Grafting

Special features of Indian Bean Tree

Attracts bees

Other uses of Indian Bean Tree

Hardy specimen, ornamental bold leaves, fragrance, shade.

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