Pink Trumpet Tree, Tabebuia avellanedae, Tabebuia ipe
|Their round clusters of showy flower trumpets may remind you of Rhododendron blossoms. Where the climate is warm enough, these trees and shrubs are a top choice for lawn or patio display. They grow fast, producing more flowers -- up to several dozen -- in each cluster as they mature. Most shed their handsome, dark, olive green leaves briefly, blooming while leafless. Some flower unpredictably throughout the year, and may need a dry dormant period to trigger blooming. Slender, dangling seedpods follow. Best in warm tropics and semi-tropics, especially in coastal areas where they resist salt spray well. Prefer full sun, deep fertile soil, and regular water, but adapt well to different situations. Hardy to 24º F. Stake young trees, training a single main shoot to 6 to 8 feet tall, then let branch freely. Grow from seeds or cuttings, or by air layering.
Does not bloom as a young tree. Tolerates humidity. Best with fertile soils.
Attributes - Tabebuia impetiginosa
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Height: 30 ft. to 60 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers.