An unusual tree, the Golden Indian Bean tree (Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea') is identifiable for its large heart-shaped, yellow flowers that in summer cast a delightful shade. This makes this tree rather special. Initially, the leaves are bronze-coloured, soon becoming their trademark yello. 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 up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years.
Our Indian Bean trees are supplied at a height of between 1.2 metres and 2.4 metres in a 7-20 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.
Single Stem : Around 2 years old, Single stem, used to shape as you see fit so looks very basic on delivery. Usually 5-10 Litre pot
150-180cm : Around 3 years old and grown as a Half Standard. Usually 10-20 Litre pot.
10-15L 1/4 Standard : Around 3 years old, usually in a 10-15 litre pot and pruned to be a Quarter Standard
Catalpa Bignonioides Aurea options explainedSee What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Golden Indian Bean Tree.
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.
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
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
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.
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.