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Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
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Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
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Price: £25.00 Quantity :


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.

Supplied Size: 4L/5L containers (approx 2 - 3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  • 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!

Plant Video

The 16 year old Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' in our woodland gardens (taken in late August 2013) with masses of late summer flower. Approx Height: 26 ft / Spread: 24 ft. 


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