Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata' - summer flowers
  • Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata'
  • Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata' - leaves in June
  • Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata' - summer flowers

Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata'

£35.00

(Variegated Bean Tree) An unusual cultivar, Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata' grows to be a very small tree with large heart-shaped, creamy yellow and green variegated leaves.

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An unusual cultivar, Catalpa bignonioides 'Variegata' grows to be a very small tree with large heart-shaped, creamy yellow and green variegated leaves. The fresh leaves in spring are usually most colourful, turning more green later in the years.

Established plants will have panicles of lilac-white flowers in a warm year however this plant can also be pruned hardy yearly to produce a really striking display of huge leaves.


  • 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.
  • Flower Colour: White with occasional yellow and purple markings
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Small tree with a branching, rounded crown once established.
    • Height: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
    • Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Alkaline, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowering in Summer, Foliage - Variegated, Honey Fungus Resistant