Tabebuia bahamensis, Tabebuia turquinensis, Tabebuia affinis, Tabebuia leonis, Dwarf Bahamian Trumpet Tree, Five Fingers

Tabebuia bahamensis, Tabebuia turquinensis, Tabebuia affinis, Tabebuia leonis

Dwarf Bahamian Trumpet Tree, Five Fingers
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Bahamas, Cuba
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Tabebuia bahamensis grows as a large shrub, 5-10 feet tall and can grow as small tree of 10-20 feet tall under favorable conditions. It produces exquisitely beautiful Pink and White, off-White flowers and this makes it perfect for ornamental planting. This plant can tolerate moderate water and is salt-tolerant too so it could be grown near the seaside. In terms of cold-hardiness, it can survive toughest of cold as it is mature enough to tolerate temperatures as low as low 30s F for a short time.

For growing Tabebuia bahamensis in pot in cold regions, it is very important to keep the plant well protected from extreme cold temperatures. Best way to ensure that is by bringing the pot inside the house for the winter or if it cannot be done then keeping it in more protected areas outdoors like garage or porch is recommended. Also, the pot should be insulated and well protected by covering the soil with mulch, burlap panels and other suitable materials. Furthermore, if the soil gets really dry, consider using overhead irrigation system to provide moisture. Lastly, make sure to fertilize your plants in spring and summer with slow-release fertilizer to encourage blooming and promote healthy foliage growth.

All in all, Tabebuia bahamensis is a stunning plant native to the Bahamas and Cuba, as it magnificently displays silky soft, light pink to white blooms on its branches. Highly tolerant of different types of soil, and low maintenance, it is ideal for ornamental use in the landscape or for container gardening in regions with cold temperatures.

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