BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Catalpa - Catalpa bungei

Catalpa bungei
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Information Only A beautiful, rare tree which originates from Northern China, Catalpa bungei has ornamental, heart-shaped, lush green leaves and in a hot summer, upright panicles of white flowers. These flowers are  marked with yellow and brown and appear in July - August

This is a fantastic, ornamental tree which is suitable for most gardens and is particularly good in urban areas as it tolerates atmospheric pollution very well!

Looking for an attractive early flowering Catalpa? Try Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - Sadly it is not currently available for sale. We hope to have this plant for sale at some point in the future and at this time it will be re-enabled on our website.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Most well drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy, this requires a sheltered position in the North of the U.K. and should be planted in a position protected from strong winds. Young plants will require protection from severe late spring frost once the young leaves have emerged.
  • Flowers, Fruit or Interest: This plant is grown for its lush foliage and attractive flowers in midsummer.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Size: A small tree, this will reach a height of 3 - 4 m and a spread of 3 - 4 m after 8 - 10 years.

 


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