Tabebuia sp., Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia sp.

Trumpet Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: South America, Caribbean
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plant

Tabebuia is a genus containing around 100 species, many of which are widely used in hot-weather gardens worldwide. Trumpet Tree is a native to South America and the Caribbean, with some species extending east to Florida and certain areas of the West Indies. It is a deciduous, small tree that can grow from 10-20 feet tall in home gardens and many times taller in the wild.

Trumpet Tree loves full sun and moderately fertile soil. It is hardy down to USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 and is able to survive harsh conditions. During spring, the tree blooms with trumpet-like flowers which can range in color from pink, white, off-white, yellow, orange, and a striking salmon red, drawing hummingbirds and butterflies alike. Trumpet Trees are low-maintenance and cold-tolerant and can even be grown as house plants, although it's important to note that temperatures should never drop below 15°F. For pot culture, plenty of sunlight and regular watering is recommended, with a balanced fertilizer for added nutrition.

No matter where you live, Tabebuia sp. is a perfect choice for adding charm and beauty to your garden. This species is a stunning and low maintenance addition to your collection.

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