Tabebuia Tree Care: An Overview

An ultimate gardener’s favourite – tabebuia blooms in the local landscapes. People passing by these trees generally get confused as to which kind of tree it is. Pink or yellow, they are the tabebuia trees in South Florida. But what is a tabebuia tree you ask?

It is a flowering tree that develops into a medium to small size native to South and Central America and the West Indies. The interesting thing about the genus Tabebuia (Handroanthus) is that 100 types of trees come under it. Most are smaller in size that grows up to 25 feet (7.5m.) or even less while some grow a bit taller up to 16- feet (49 m.). When we say, “trumpet trees”, it refers to the blooms of the tree that are tubular and frilled on the top with several stamens. In addition, you’ll come across the names “tree of old” or “seed pods” that point towards the varieties of golden flowers. During the cold season, the flowers dangle in the winter interest. In the warmer areas, it’s easy to look after the Tabebuia tree. Once the tree flowers, it leaves a lot of seeds, hence the name seed pods. The different species of this tree never fails to please the viewers. Regardless of the colour variation, Tabebuia trees in south Florida grow perfectly under full sun. Another fact adding to its amazing features is that the tree grows as a drought-tolerant tree. So, even during dry times, these trees grow every week or two.

Tabebuia Tree Care Tips

The tree is tolerant of a variety of soils, so where you grow it must comprise a warm area with little to no cooling possibility. Even though these are drought tolerant as well, consider having fertile soil with good draining capacity. Clay, sand, loam, or any soil pH will do too when it comes to meeting the growth conditions of the Tabebuia tree. It has the ability to adapt to an extreme to little sun locations. Overall, you may not really need to worry about where and how to grow it.

Moving to important aspects of tree care, here we have two things – shaping the deadwood and old stems. In warmer climates such as in Brazil, establishing Tabebuia trees (Ipe wood) as timber produces an essential commercial product. Instead of giving chemical treatments to the deck woods, the plant-Tabebuia- is used as it has properties that are disease and pest resistant, useful to carry over to the timber.

All-in-all, the Tabebuia trees are attractive in appearance and adjust well to almost any growing conditions.


Although the tabebuia trees in south Florida are not always easy to find, having them in your landscape is worth the effort. Saving you from the hassle, we have several options with us for you to choose from. Choose your favourite- Tabebuia Bahamensis (white tabebuia), Tabebuia Caraiba (Yellow Trumpet), Tabebuia Chysotricha (Golden Trumpet), Tabebuia Donnell-smithii (Primavera tree), Tabebuia Guayacan, Tabebuia Heterophylla (Pink Trumpet) Tabebuia Impetiginosa (Purple Trumpet), Tabebuia Rosea (Indian Cherry Blossom), Tabebuia Chrysanta (Aranguaney), Tabebuia Bahamensis (Bahama Tab) and Tabebuia Roseoalba (White Ipe) available at Treeworld Wholesale. Pick your choice that suits your property the most.

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