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Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' - young leaves in early summer
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' - young leaves in early summer

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Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'

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(Indian Bean Tree) Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' is an uncommon flowering tree with fetching, large, chocolate-purple young leaves that turn to dark green as they age.

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  • 3 litre pot (2-3 years old, 60-80 cm tall)
  • 3 litre pot (2-3 years old, 100-125 cm tall)

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An uncommon flowering tree with fetching, large, chocolate-purple young leaves that turn to dark green as they age. Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' flowers freely even as a young plant, with masses creamy white flowers, flecked with yellow and dark brown in late summer.

After a hot summer, long hanging seed pods appear which can remain on the tree for long after the leaves fall.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. This Catalpa requires a sheltered position in Northern parts of the U.K. and grows best when planted in a position protected from strong winds.
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' grows to be a small branching tree with a rounded crown.
    • Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 8 - 10 m
  • Notes: Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' is notably resistant to honey fungus!
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Purple/Red, Honey Fungus Resistant, Wildlife Friendly - Bees
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