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Tabebuia

Trumpet Tree
Bignoniaceae
Deciduous, Trees

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 a hand. The 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.

Tabebuia chrysotricha
Tabebuia chrysotricha

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Tabebuia chrysotricha

This deciduous tree grows to 25–50 ft. tall and wide. Young twigs and leaf undersides are covered with tawny fuzz. Golden yellow flowers are 3–4 in. long, often with maroon stripes in the throat. Blooms most heavily in spring, when the tree loses leaves for a brief period. May also bloom lightly at other times, when in leaf. Sometimes sold as T. pulcherrima.

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