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Tabebuia Trumpet tree Roseo alba Bignoniaceae

Tabebuia , Trumpet tree, Roseo alba


Tabebuia , Trumpet tree, Roseo alba

The shrubs and trees of this genus occur naturally in tropical America and the West Indies, where some are valued for their timber.
They feature spectacular flowers and attractive foliage, and make excellent shade trees.
Many are briefly deciduous during the tropical dry season, but some are almost evergreen.
The flowers are tubular- to bell-shaped and may be shades of white, yellow, pink, red or purple. They are usually clustered at the branch tips, commonly when the leaves have fallen in late winter to spring.
The fruits are bean-like capsules. The leaves vary in shape, and may be simple or compound, with 3 to 7 leaflets; the edges are often toothed.
Flowering colors: Brown, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Garden type: Seaside, Large Garden, Tropical
Cultivation: Trumpet trees need deep, humus-rich soil with good drainage.
A sunny position is best, with some shelter from wind to protect the flowers.
Propagate from seed or by layering or from cuttings , selected types are grafted.