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botanical name:
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Indian Bean Tree
family:  Bignoniaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Strong growing hybrid ultimately growing to a large spreading tree. The large, lobed leaves are purple when young, with a satin sheen, becoming green as they age. Fragrant white flowers with yellow and purple markings, may be borne by mature trees in summer.

cultivation:
Any reasonable soil but performs best in deep, moist loam. Strong winds can damage the leaves so a sheltered position is preferred. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.
Prune to restrict size and produce larger leaves.

other notes:
pronounced: ka-TAL-pah air-oo-BES-sens pur-PUR-ee-uh

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