Tabebuia guayacan (Handroanthus guayacan)

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Description

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Tabebuia guayacan (Handroanthus guayacan) is a large tree which can reach 120 feet in height. It has a straight cylindrical trunk with stilt roots at the base. In addition, it has a tan to gray furrowed bark. The open crown is rounded with upright oblique branches. It is a valuable timber tree in central America with very hard wood. Its large green glossy leaves are opposite and palmate. Also, its leaves have 5 to 7 leaflets, up to 1 foot in length. Its yellow Flowers  are borne in clusters of 2 or 3 on the branch when the tree is out of leaves. Also, individual blooms are trumpet-shaped and about  3 to 4 inches long.

Furthermore, hummingbirds and insects are attracted to the flowers as pollinators. In addition, the fruits are cylindrical capsules, 1 to 2 feet long, containing winged seeds. Seeds or cuttings are used for propagation. Tabebuia guayacan is adapted to a range of soil types, if they are well drained.

As an ornamental tree, Tabebuia guayacan (Handroanthus guayacan) is a showy and outstanding plant when in flower. Because of its potential height, the tree should be planted in large open lawns or parks as a contrast to other plants or as a specimen. Tree size can be controlled by pruning.

 

Other names: Handroanthus guayacan, Tecoma guayacanTabebuia guayacanGuayacán

Additional information

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.

Common Name

Guayacan, Cortez

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

Mexico & Colombia

Flowering Season

All Year

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Fast Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color

Yellow

Plant Type

Semi-Decidious, Flowering

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