Catalpa bignonioides ‘Aurea’

  • Other common names golden Indian bean tree
    Indian bean tree ‘Aurea’
  • Family Bignoniaceae
  • Genus Catalpa are deciduous trees of spreading habit, with handsome, large leaves and erect panicles of showy, bell-shaped flowers in late summer, followed by persistent, slender bean-like seed capsules
  • Details ‘Aurea’ is a spreading medium-sized deciduous tree with large ovate golden-yellow leaves becoming light yellow-green in summer. Flowers white, marked orange and purple, in conical panicles


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a moist but well-drained, fertile soil in a sunny position; will tolerate a heavy clay soil. Shelter from strong winds as these may shred the large leaves. Protect from late spring frosts when young

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Susceptible to verticillium wilt