Tabebuia - - Semi-mature and mature Tabebuia palmeri

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Tabebuia palmeri - Pink trumpet tree

 

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Origins:

Central and South Florida

Plant Type:

Semi-deciduous flowering tree that develops a roun

Size:

30m x 8m

Habit/ Form:

An upright tree with a rounded and open canopy

Leaves:

Compound leaves have 5-7 leaflets, digitately arranged, and the margin is usually somewhat toothed.

Flowers:

Pink petal lobes and yellow throat.

Fruit:

Seedpods are slender and can be 15- 30 cm long.

Bark / Trunk:

Brownish grey, tough and hard to peel.

Vigour / Longevity:

Slow growing, 10+ years.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun, Protect from wind when flowering.

Hardiness:

Tolerates coastal situations and light frost once established.

Soil / Drainage:

Well drained soil types, avoid heavy clay soils.

Pruning:

Prune to maintain shape.

Watering:

Keep moist, don’t overwater.

Fertilising:

Once a year with slow release fertiliser.

Pests / Diseases:

No known.

Uses:

Street tree, Ornamental tree for gardens, or a honey tree with an amazing floral display.

 

 

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