Tabebuia pallida plant
Tabebuia pallida, also referred to as Pink Trumpet Tree or Tabebuia tree, is native to tropical Central and South America. It is prized for its lovely pale pink to lavender trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in April before the tree’s leaves appear.
Features of Tabebuia pallida plant
- Landscape Use: Ideal for ornamental gardens, streetscapes.
- Growth: Moderate growth rate, reaching about 25-40 feet in height.
- Flowers: Large, trumpet-shaped, pale pink to lavender blossoms.
- Foliage: Deciduous, compound leaves with a pinnate arrangement.
- Blooming: Striking spring flowering before leaf growth.
- Habit: Medium-sized tree with a spreading canopy.
- Origin: Native to Central and South America.
- Landscape Use: Ornamental tree, provides vibrant color.
- Climate: Thrives in tropical and subtropical regions.
- Attracts: Pollinators like bees and butterflies.
- Propagation: Can be propagated through seeds or cuttings.
- Cultural Significance: Symbolic in certain cultures.
- Mulching: Apply mulch to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
Planting & Care of Tabebuia tree
- Sunlight: Full sun for optimal flowering.
- Soil: Well-draining soil, slightly acidic.
- Watering: Regular watering, especially during dry periods.
- Pruning: Minimal pruning, remove dead branches.
- Fertilization: Feed during the growing season with balanced fertilizer.
- Protection: Provide frost protection in colder climates.
- Pests/Diseases: Generally resistant; monitor for issues.