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Probably only hardy in UK in a very small part of the country. Has big leaves of course - up to 8 inches across at the top of the tree, so transpires a lot of water. Often it suffers and drops its leaves, or some, but this year I have a cunning plan ; I run my RO machine and colect the good water for my orchids, and collect the "bad" water first for my dahlias and a few other choice plants, then let the overflow run to the base of this (Indian Bean Tree , is the popular name) and kit keeps it going. Such a sight, and such wonderful flowers too .
The lower branches sag, in the summer , which is common to man y things, so it gets an annual prune to keep walking height below it. But nice now when the flowers are eye level.