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( Western catalpa )
|C. speciosa is a western catalpa and differs little from Southern catalpa, the flowers are larger but less profuse, and the pods are quite large. Coarse foliage, conspicuous flowers and wide-spreading growth habit. Leaves are medium green, broadly ovate with heart-shaped bases to 10 inches long. Flowers are white, marked with yellow and purple brown, borne in upright panicles 8 to 12 inches tall, almost orchid-like in appearance. Wood can be brittle, so locate where this will not be a problem. The name Indian Bean comes from plant's long, cigar or bean-shaped fruit. Able to withstand adverse sites.
Important Info : Wood can be brittle, so locate where this will not be a problem.
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