|Botanical Name||Catalpa x erubescens Purpurea Catalpa'|
|Mature Height||30 Feet|
|Mature Width||15 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 5-9|
|Attracts||Humming Birds, Butterflies|
This marvelous and rarely grown tree boasts large, heart-shaped leaves which, when young, are a unique glossy purple, turning to shades of dark chocolatey-purple and green as they mature! Unlike other catalpa varieties, erubescens ‘Purpurea’ produces its exotic like flowers even at a very young age! The fragrant creamy white flowers stand out on a backdrop of lush purple-green foliage and feature beautiful purple and orange markings that are followed by a spectacle of eye catching long seed pods resembling vanilla beans. A small deciduous tree, that if trained can stay even smaller, producing even larger leaves! a fantastic choice for creating immense interest and bold contrast in any garden.