About one hundred species of Tabebuia are native to warm climates of North and South
America. These are woody shrubs and trees, many with attractive
flowers. Several species are important timber trees, including some of the most
durable timbers of western hemisphere trees.
The yellow trumpet tree is a small tree. Its leaves are
reminescent of the native red buckeye, with five palmately divided leafltets.
It is deciduous for a short time in late winter. When its leaves drop, the tree
is covered in bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. Shortly after flowering,
it produces a new crop of leaves. Yellow trumpet tree is native to the southern
cone of South America. It has been grown in central
many years. In north Florida,
it seems to grow best with a little cold protection in winter.
Light: full sun
Water: very drought tolerant once established
Soil: well-drained soil, no other special requirements