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Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumptet Tree

Species: Tabebuia impetiginosa.

Common name: Pink Trumpet Tree
Botanic name: Tabebuia impetiginosa
Family: Bignoniaceae

This South American species is commonly sold as T. palmeri but this is now treated as a synonym.

This deciduous or semi-deciduous tree is often seen as a street tree. The trunk divides to form a many-trunked tree.

It is spectacular in late winter to spring when the tree is leafless and covered in large clusters of very pale pink to pink frilly flowers and there is a carpet of pink on the ground.

In this species there is a distinct contrast between the pink of the petal lobes and the yellow throat which tends to become pink with age.

Photos of this plant

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  • Flora