Catalpa Bignonioides Aurea Golden Indian Bean Tree
An unusual tree, the Golden Indian Bean tree, Catalpa bignonioides Aurea, is identifiable for its large heart-shaped, yellow leaves that in summer cast a delightful shade. Initially, the leaves are bronze-coloured, soon becoming their trademark yellow. Mid to late summer heralds the arrival of tall white flowers, generally followed by seed pods. We recommend this tree is planted in the middle of a lawn to fully appreciate its beauty but do recommend a sheltered position.
A small tree, therefore expect a height of around 4 metres after 10 years.
Our Indian Bean trees are supplied at a height of between 0.9 metres and 4.25 metres in a 7-50 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Golden Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa bignonioides Aurea options
OPTION 1: Single Stem 1-2 years old. Usually a feathered tree. 5-10 Litre Pot.90-180cm tall.
OPTION 2 : Multi stem sitting on a single stem of around 30cm, so in effect a bush shape, 2-3 years old. 10-20L Pot. 90-150cm tall.
OPTION 3 : 180-250cm tall, 2-4 years old, 10-20 L Pot
OPTION 4 : Around 350cm tall or more. Likely to be 350-425cm but Mother Nature is not entirely predictable. Measured as 14-16cm girth and a Standard in a 35-50L pot.
Catalpa Bignonioides Aurea Options Explained
Single Stem : This could arguably be called a feathered tree or a whip but it depends who you talk to. You would buy this single stem option if you wanted to prune and shape the tree to your desired shape later. Usually these are shaped to be a quarter or half standard which are explained below.
Half Standard : This refers to how much of the tree is clear stem. Roughly half the main leader will be clear of branches.
Quarter Standard : As above but less clear stem so you would see branches starting closer to the ground.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Golden Indian Bean Tree
All trees now arrived and safely in the soil Thankyou !I am going to order two more different types so hopefully they too will be grown soon. Best wishes Shirley 0818
Just to let you know all 4 trees have now arrived and look great. Looking forward to watching hubby dig 4 big holes!! Many thanks, Teresa Morse 0913.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.