I like catalpas too Rosie, there are a couple of them in the city centre in Manchester in one of the little squares off a side street & the flowers & 'beans' are lovely but those are pretty big trees. I think you wouldn't get the flowers if you grew one in a pot because they have to be fairly established before they flower & as steve says you'd have to keep cutting it back.
I have a Chitalpa which is a cross between a catalpa and chilopsis, the leaves are different but the flowers are similar, it's very slow growing and I have to admit very very slow to flower and needs a bit of warm summer to do so, but a pretty small tree
That sounds lovely grindle, I've never heard of it so I looked it up but it says prefers a hot sunny spot in a well drained soil to flower well so no chance here, the height given for it seems to vary too, some say it grows to 16ft & others to 30ft?
Catalpa ( Indian Bean Tree ) tend to grow 12ft to 15 ft in the ground. However, as with any other plant, they can be grown in containers. The trees are primarily grown for their foliage rather than their flowers. As with anything else grown in pots, they are automatically "bonsai-d". So wouldn`t need pruning. Come to that, they don`t need pruning anyway.
This sounds like something out of the "Welease Bwian" scene in "The Life of Brian".
Monty Python said:
Pontius Pilate: He has a wife, you know. You know what she's called? She's called... 'Incontinentia'... Incontinentia Buttocks guards break out into giggles Pontius Pilate: And SHE has a daughter called "Catalpa BigNoniodes" ! guards collapse laughing. All the prisoners escape. Rome falls
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