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Tabebuia chrysotricha
Photo of pods courtesy of University of Arizona Arboretum.

Golden Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia chrysotricha (Mart. ex DC.) Standl.

tab-ah-BOO-ya cry-so-TRICK-ah

Bignoniaceae

 

Explanation of name: Tabebuya, meaning antwood, was a local name for a species of Tabebuia. Chrysotricha means with golden hairs.

 

Natural range: Tropical America.

 

Recognition: Small tree, briefly deciduous in spring. Young leaves and stems covered in golden pubescence. Leaves palmately compound with 5 leaflets, the margins undulate, pubescence on leaf undersides buff. Flowers showy yellow, trumpet-shaped 3”-4” long. Similar to Tabebuia aurea, this species having flat (vs. undulate) leaves with a silvery sheen (vs. buff hairs) beneath, the leaflets on long “petioles.”

 

Landscape uses (UFST614): Showy, usually small to mid-sized deciduous, spring-flowering tree for sunny spaces.

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Tabebuia chrysotricha

Golden Trumpet Tree

Exotic

Tree

SP

(UFST614)

25’-35’ X 25’-35’

(UFST614)

 

SU

ME

DT

WT

AT

(UFST614)

Strom breakage

(UFST614)

Tabebuia Thrips?

 

 


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