Tabebuia tree is commonly known as the golden trumpet tree. It is semi-evergreen/semi-deciduous shedding foliage for a short period in late spring tree. Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae. Tabebuia is very similar to Tabebuia ochracea. Tabebuia “Handroanthus chrysotrichus, synonym Tabebuia chrysotricha,” is the national tree of Brazil. The golden trumpet tree is grown outside Brazil as a street tree and garden tree. Tabebuia genus is being a flowering tree and comes in a variety of colors. It has big yellow, pink and rose-colored and even white Tabebuia
Growth of Tabebuia
This tree normally grows at a height of 15 to 25 ft, sometimes up to 50 ft. Tabebuia spread around 25 to 35 ft. This tree is evergreen in the warmer zones. It blooms before the new leaves appear and it puts on a flamboyant show of color. Tabebuia trees are deciduous trees meaning they will lose their leaves in the fall and winter. It has a moderate growth rate and can even be grown in a container when small. Tabebuia “buffer strips” is good where temperatures are high and soil space limited.
Tabebuia Tree Care
The plant is the seed pods, anywhere from 3 to 12 inches. It dangles long into the cold season, providing winter interest. Tabebuia tree care is very easy, perfect and breezy in warmer zones in many locations and has no root problems. White, magenta or red blooms Tabebuia is harder to find. Tabebuia growing conditions must include a warm location with no freezing possibility.
To grow Tabebuia in containers, choose a well-drained potting medium to prevent root rot. Tabebuia trees are attractive and adjust too many growing conditions. Adding this tree to your landscape is worth as the rewards are great and the care is minimal. Trees should be protected from frost, as some leaf out following a freeze; the tree is often weakened and grows poorly.
Tabebuia is rich in nectar and thus the tree is a useful honey plant. Tabebuia is not especially popular with hummingbirds, i.e. glittering-bellied emerald and white-throated hummingbird. The tree seems to prefer them over the flowers of other Tabebuia species. Tabebuia are not very messy and have never had to rake the leaves as they fall gradually over time. Tabebuia yellow varieties do better on the sides of the home or to add color in the rear of the home.
A concern has been raised, that it is a weed in tropical and sub-tropical Australia, but yet not declared. Tabebuia tree produces long, slender seedpods late in the season and can be propagated by seeds from those pods. It is recommended that developing high, arching branches in many years by removing the lower, drooping branches for the first few years.
The wood becomes brittle with age and can break easily in strong winds. However this is not usually a problem since trees are small with an open canopy and should not be cause to eliminate this beautiful tree from your tree palette. The tree will provide good shade when mature, and no pest problems were mentioned. Therefore, no doubt that one of these beauties would be a fine addition to any landscape and could likely give our old standby, the orchid tree, a run for its money. Hence, wear protective gear when pruning trees. Source: CP