Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
mid July 2018

Grid reference ST 18607 78742
Common name Golden Indian bean tree
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 8M August 2015
Girth 63cm August 2015
Reference 250

This tree is on the lawn near the north east entrance to the Pleasure Garden.

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' bark

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' bark
August 2015

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' leaf

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' leaf
early August 2015

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flower

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flowers
early August 2015

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flower
mid July 2018

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Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' flower
mid July 2018

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.