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Tabebuia heterophylla

Tabebuia heterophylla

Pink Tabebuia

Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton

tab-eh-BOO-yah het-er-OFF-ah-lah

Bignoniaceae

Explanation of name: Tabebuya, meaning antwood, was a local name for a species of Tabebuia. The specific epithet means with heterogeneous leaves.

Synonym: Tabebuia pallida (Lindl.) Miers. See http://www.tropicos.org/Name/3700892?tab=acceptednames, although agreement on this is not universal.

Recognition: Small partly deciduous tree with glossy, opposite, palmately compound leaves. The tubular pinkish flowers having yellow centers are mixed with the leaves (as opposed to T. impetiginosa, where pinkish-purplish flowers cover the leafless tree). As with many other Bignoniaceae, the fruit is a long, narrow woody pod containing wafer seeds.

Landscape uses: Valued as a modest-sized flowering specimen tree. Breaks up in storms. Tabebuia Thrips cause deformed, curled leaf blades. This tree seems to be the Tabebuia most troubled by the thrips. Propagate by seeds or cuttings (UFENH774).

 

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Tabebuia heterophylla

Pink Tabebuia

Exotic, escaped in Florida

Small Tree

SP-SU

(UFENH774)

20-30 X 15-25

(UFENH774)

25-30

(UFENH774)

SU

WD

AT!

DT

(UFENH774, PBSC)

Tabebuia Thrips

Storm damage

 

 

 


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