<i>Catalpa x erubescens</i> 'Purpurea'

I Love This Plant

Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'

February 24, 2010
Photo by: Chelsea Stickel

New leaves on this Indian bean tree emerge wine colored to chocolate, segueing to green in summer. White flowers are lavender-tinged. Though it can reach 40 to 50 feet tall and wide, it can be pruned hard to keep it shrubby. Zones 5-9. forestfarm.com