Native to tropical America. Showy, trumpet-shaped flowers are borne in rounded clusters that become larger and more profuse as trees mature. Leaves are typically green; may be simple (undivided) or divided into as many as seven leaflets arranged like fingers of hand. Number of leaflets is often variable within a species.
Tending to be gangly or irregular when young, these benefit from training in the early years. They need well-drained soil, and respond well to regular fertilizing. All are useful as color accents, and as stand-alone flowering trees for display. Larger types are excellent as street or park plantings; smaller species make beautiful patio trees or container plants.
To 25–50 ft. high and wide. Young twigs, leaf undersides covered with tawny fuzz. Golden yellow flowers are 3–4 in. long, often with maroon stripes in throat. Blooms most heavily in spring, when tree loses leaves for brief period.May also bloom lightly at other times, when in leaf. Sometimes sold as T. pulcherrima.
Australian native hardy to about 23°F/°5°C. Upright grower, to 5°8 ft. tall and wi...
Grows to 25 to 40 ft. tall, 30 to 60 ft. wide (or larger). Has broad, flattened crown that is wider th...
To 50 ft. tall and wide. White to pale yellow, 5–6-in. flowers. Blooms from fall into winter; st...