Catalpa speciosa

This spectacular Indian Bean Tree, Catalpa speciosa is coming into flower on the east side of Cory Lawn. The branches of this mature tree sweep all the way to ground where the large, flamboyant blooms are intermingling beautifully with the new herbaceous plantings for Cory Lawn. The flowers are white and frilly, with purple speckles and gold striping all along the throat, and held in large airy panicles.
This particular species has scant scent compared to others in the genus. The common name refers to the long skinny bean pods that develop after flowering - some clusters from last year are still visible amongst the flowers. For more information about our Indian Bean Tree collection, follow the link left.

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