Indian Bean Plant
Actually called Catalpa bignonioides, the Indian bean plant can grow more than 40 feet in height with a similar spread. They are excellent landscaping trees which can produce yellow and purple blossoms in summer. They are also famous for their green heart-shaped foliage which also has some yellow tints to your summer garden. They can tolerate drought soil conditions well and they need very little maintenance during growth. You should provide them some water in dry seasons when there is not rain for a long time.
For Indian bean tree plants, the amount of sunlight is one of the most important factors which will affect their growth. They should be planted in location with full sunlight although partial sunlight is ok for them. They can tolerate some extreme temperatures like sizzling summer days and freezing winter days. You actually do not need to do anything for your trees under these extreme weathers, and they won’t be affected at all. You need to perform some trimming work every year to encourage new growth and maintain health. Remember to clean up your pruning shears beforehand to lower the risk of infection. The dead or old branches should be removed immediately as well as the crossing branches which may interfere with each other during the growth.
They can tolerate a variety of soil types including well-drained or compact clay soil types. The ideal PH value of the soil should be medium level of 7. You should do some preparation before planting any trees. Remember to do some soil test beforehand to make sure the nutrients are adequate. Some chemical fertilizers or organic matters can be added into the soil as supplements. After the tree has been planted, some mulching materials can be applied to preserve moisture. You should water your tree thoroughly once they are planted to help them establish their roots. Once the trees are fully grown, the frequency of watering should be reduced into normal because they can fetch adequate nutrients from the soil via their root system. Indian bean plants’ roots are generally invasive, so they can be good options for your backyard.
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