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Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea

Yellow Tabebuia, Silver Tabebuia

Tabebuia aurea (Manso) Benth. & Hook. f. ex S. Moore

tab-eh-BOO-yah OUR-ee-ah

Bignoniaceae

 

Explanation of name: Generic name is a Brazilian name (BA1). Aurea means golden.

 

Synonyms: (see http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TAAU2):

            Tabebuia argentea (Bureau ex K. Schum.)  Britt.

            Tabebuia caraiba (Mart.) Bureau

 

Natural range: Tropical America (introduced in Florida).

 

Recognition: Small gnarly trees with deeply furrowed bark. Leaves palmately compound, opposite. Flowers bright yellow, trumpet-shaped, produced mainly while the tree is leafless.

 

Landscape uses: Showy, yellow-flowering specimen trees popular for street and patio plantings. Flowering, according to UFENH771, mostly late winter while leafless and sporadically at other times. These trees have not fared well in hurricanes. Tabebuia Thrips may cause leaf curling, distortion, and galls. Propagate by seeds or layering (UFFPS771).

 

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Tabebuia aurea

Yellow Tabebuia

Exotic

Tree

Mostly LW, sporadically at other times (UFENH771)

15-25 X 10-15

(UFENH771)

12-15

(DAV)

SU(PS)

WD

DT

AT

(PBSC, UFENH771)

Storm breakage

Tabebuia Thrips

Escaped from cultivation (WU2)

 

 


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