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Tabebuia chrysotricha (golden trumpet) is also referred to as gold or golden trumpet tree. But this species is a smaller tree, typically reaching 25 to 30 feet tall. It has an irregular crown when young but becomes rounded with wide-spreading branches as it ages. It has a gray smooth thin bark with linear markings. The tree bears green compound palmate leaves with 5 leaflets. The leaflets are 2 to 4 by 1/2 inches, fuzzy on the underside. When the tree drops it leaves, it flowers producing terminal clusters of showy, deep yellow trumpet-shaped blooms. The blooms are 3 to 4 inches in length, which attracts hummingbirds. Flowering occurs when the tree is leafless, the effect is spectacular.
Furthermore, the fruits are hard skinny pods 8-10 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Pods remain on the tree for a time after releasing the seeds. The tree can be grown from seed or cuttings. In cultivation, the Tabebuia chrysotricha (golden trumpet) prefers well-drained soils; regular watering and fertilizer improves growth. It has no serious pest or disease problems, and is not considered to be an invasive tree. It is an ideal specimen tree, on the patio or lawn, along streets in medians or in large planters.
Other names: Handroanthus chrysotrichus, gold or golden trumpet tree