Catalpa bignonioides 'AUREA'

Catalpa bignonioides
Catalpa bignonioides  'AUREA'
Indian bean tree, southern catalpa
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 2-8m
USUAL WIDTH 2-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Every garden, even the small one, deserves a specimen tree: in the centre of the lawn, in the corner, or in front of the entrance. This southern catalpa offers quite a few attractive features: leaf size, leaf colour, flowers, and the habit itself.

Aurea variey bears huge, tropical looking, heart shaped leaves (20-25 cm large), of bright yellow-green colour. They are slightly hairy like suede, pleasant to touch. They have interesting scent similar to tobacco leaves that allegedly repels insects.

Beginning of summer 20-30 cm tall upright panicles are formed with many bell-shaped, white flowers with purple and yellow marking. Seeds ripen in long brown pods that hang on the tree all winter until early spring.

Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and wet, usually beginning of summer, the leaves may be affected by mildew infection which is manifested by small grayish white spots that quickly spread throughout the entire leaf. Once you see the spots treat the leaves with a fungicide (with copper content). Otherwise the leaves will remain covered with the mildew film until the autumn.

It grows medium fast or fast. Shrub forms look best as they form its natural wide umbrella shape from the ground. Tree forms make umbrella crowns, too, and tend to make layers of branches with age. Naturally it grows to some 8m but it is usually kept much smaller by pruning from mid-spring until early summer. Pruned catalpas have denser and more compact crowns.

Catalpas are not too picky about pH or soil type. However, they will respond well to good, well-drained soil. Our catalpas performed exceptionally well even on clay and withstood temporary water-logging. They do not suffer from air-pollution and adverse conditions. Fully hardy to approx. -28°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 05-12-2008.
SIZES and PRICES
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Catalpa bignonioides height of stem 110-120 cm
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Catalpa bignonioides height of stem 110-120 cm
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Catalpa bignonioides height 80-100 cm, width 30-50 cm
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Catalpa bignonioides  'AUREA' height of stem 180-200 cm, girth 8-10 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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