|Grid reference||ST 18044 78486|
|Common name||Chinese catalpa|
|Common name||Chinese bean tree|
|Alternative name||Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii|
|Status||Wales Champion 2020|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||8.5M November 2020|
|Girth||89.5cm November 2020|
This tree is towards south end of the cemetery, roughly midway between Fairoak and Allensbank Roads, 110M from Library Court on Fairoak Road, on a bearing of 310 degrees.
By late November 2021 other Catalpa species in the cemetery had lost their leaves, but this tree had not yet started to lose its leaves.
The length of 10 typical fruits (beans) was 56, 65, 57, 64, 67, 53, 53, 68, 65 and 65cms
General tree description for Catalpa bungei Duclouxii Group
Catalpa bungei Duclouxii Group differs from Catalpa bungei Fargesii Group in its hairless and slightly lobed leaves.
General tree description for Catalpa bungei Fargesii Group
Catalpa bungei Fargesii Group is an upright, medium sized tree, up to around 20 metres tall. It has grey-brown bark with shallow ridges. The leaves are about 12 by 10cm, broadly ovate, slightly heart-shaped at the base and pointed at the tip. They are tinged bronze in spring, becoming mid-green, shiny above and white and downy beneath. In late spring or early summer there are spectacular bell-shaped flowers in dense clusters of up to fifteen individual flowers. Each flower is about 4cm long and almost as wide, pale pink, with red-brown spots and yellow staining at the throat. The flowers are followed in late summer by slender bean-like seed capsules up to 45cm long.