Pink trumpet tree

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Description

The Pink trumpet tree grows into a medium size deciduous tree with an open branching habit and rounded canopy shape that grows 30-50 ft. tall, 30-40 ft. wide. Foliage is comprised of dark green palmately divided leaves that have 5 leaflets. Bright pink to magenta tubular flowers with yellow throats develop in large round clusters in late winter to early spring when there are no leaves. Limited numbers of long bean pods develop after the flowering cycle and last into summer.

Pink trumpet tree is native to Central and South America from Mexico to Argentina. In Southern California gardens it has proven to be well adapted inland climate zones with warm exposures, and where winter temperatures do not drop below 20-25°F. It is well suited for planting in courtyards and yard areas where it provides one of the most stunning flowering displays of any urban tree.

Plant Type: Tree
Foliage Character: Winter deciduous
Habit: Upright, Open, Low-branching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: Pink, Magenta
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Specimen, Residential spaces, Parks and open space, Hummingbird plant, Flowering accent plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Background plant
Height: 30 ft. – 50 ft.
Width: 30 ft. – 40 ft.