Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’, the Golden Indian Bean Tree, is a wide, spreading tree with large, heart-shaped leaves, which emerge a golden yellow before turning to pale green. Upright panicles of creamy white flowers are produced in early summer, these are then followed by long, hanging seed pods which remain on the tree long after the leaves fall.
It is a vigorous tree and can be kept coppiced or pollarded for even bigger leaves! RHS Award of Garden Merit.
- Position:Full sun and sheltered avoid very windy positions, especially salt-laden.
- Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering.
- Eventual Size:Up to 5 metres, but can be pruned.
- Habit:Fast growing, spreading deciduous tree, stunning golden foliage.