Frank P Matthews
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Indian Bean Tree. These deciduous trees require well drained soil and full sun. They are very tolerant of urban pollution. Large, heart-shaped leaves with flowers in July that turn into long bean pods, hence the name. Worth pollarding occasionally to contain the size and enhance the leaves.
Spreading in habit, they make excellent garden trees. Leaves can be golden or purple.
Heart-shaped leaves, white ‘foxglove’ type flowers with purple/yellow speckles borne in large panicles.
Golden Indian Bean Tree
Low spreading habit. Large heart-shaped golden velvety leaves fade to green. Panicles of white flowers.
Purple Indian Bean Tree
Young leaves and shoots dark purple, almost black, maturing to dark green. Foxglove like flowers from a young age.
Panicles of trumpet-shaped pale pink flowers, with brown and orange-spots. Large, pointed leaves tinged bronze in spring
Large, heart-shaped, fresh green leaves; clusters of white flowers with purple spotted centres in June.
Hybrid between Chilopsis and Catalpa. Dark green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves, and pink, orchid-like blooms in summer.