Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tabebuia Aurea ( "Caribbean" Trumpet Tree )

Trumpet tree

Common name : "Caribbean" Trumpet Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae

Tabebuia Aurea is a deciduous tree native to South America (i.e Barzil, Suriname, Bolivia, Paeru, Northern Argentina, Paraguay). It is a small tree growing to 8- 9 m ( 30 ft) tall. The leaves are palmately compound, with five or seven leaflets which will fall before the flowers bloom in early spring or late winter. Tabebuia aurea prefers full sun and well drained soil.