Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' at Roath Mill Gardens

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
mid July 2015

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' in flower
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 19664 78024
Common name Golden Indian bean tree
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 8M August 2015
Girth 65cm August 2015
Reference 251
Tree died and was removed Autumn 2018 January 2019

This tree is towards the west end, alongside Westville Road railings approximately 75M from the north west entrance.

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' bark

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' bark
July 2015

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' leaf

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' leaves
mid July 2015

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flower

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flowers
mid July 2015

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' seed

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' seed pods
mid July 2015

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flowers
early August 2015

General tree description

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' is a yellow leaved cultivar of the Indian bean tree. It is a wide-spreading tree, not as tall as the species (which can grow to 18 metres in height). The large, heart-shaped leaves open as a rich yellow colour but fade and become greenish as the summer advances. In late summer there are bell-shaped, white flowers marked orange and purple, in upright panicles. These are followed by slender bean-like seed capsules.