Catalpa X Erubescens ‘Purpurea’ (Purple Indian Bean Tree)
A superb candidate for stooling as this will maximise the production of glossy, deep purple leaves but at the expense of the flowers. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
A superb candidate for stooling as this will maximise the production of glossy, deep purple leaves but at the expense of the flowers. Grown as a tree it could reach 20' in 20 years with white flower spikes and long dangling bean pods.
A hardy deciduous tree but with its large leaves it is best sheltered from strong winds. Any soil type on well drained soil.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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