Tabebuia - - Semi-mature and mature Tabebuia chrysantha

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Tabebuia chrysantha - Golden Trumpet Tree

 

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Origins:

South America

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Size:

6 to 12m

Habit/ Form:

Spreading, deciduous tree.

Leaves:

Opposite and petiolate, lanceolate, with pinnate venation.

Flowers:

Large, tubular shaped, deep yellow colour, about 2 inches long; (February to April) before the tree has grown back any leaves.

Fruit:

Bean-like capsules

Bark / Trunk:

Smooth bark and straight trunk.

Vigour / Longevity:

Slow growing long lasting up to 60 years.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun, Protect from wind when flowering.

Hardiness:

Tolerant of coastal situations and light frost once established.

Soil / Drainage:

Deep humus rich soils with good drainage.

Pruning:

Prune after flowering if tree needs shaping.

Watering:

Keep moist.

Fertilising:

Once a year with slow release fertiliser.

Pests / Diseases:

Spider Mites, Leaf Spot.

Uses:

Well suited to coastal gardens, great shade tree, street trees or border planting.

 

 

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