Answered By: JB
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2024     Views: 18

The scientific name for these trees is: Tabebuia heptaphylla Pronunciation: tab-eh-BOO-yuh hep-tuh-FILL-uh

Common name: Pink Trumpet Tree. 

Pink trumpet trees can grow up to 50’ tall and are native to the islands of the West Indies.” They can be grown in USDA hardiness zones: 9B through 11 (Fig. 2) Origin: not native to North America Uses: large parking lot islands (> 200 square feet in size); wide tree lawns (>6 feet wide); medium-sized parking lot islands (100-200 square feet in size); medium-sized tree lawns (4-6 feet wide); recommended for buffer strips around parking lots or for median strip plantings in the highway; shade tree; specimen; residential street tree Availability: grown in small quantities by a small number of nurseries

While far from the West Indies we can still enjoy these flowers each spring as they continue to grow and flourish here at the Thousand Oaks Library during this season.  Another interesting and wonderful reason to visit your library are for the Pink Trumpet Trees.

Information from US Forrest Service pdf: https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/tabhepa.pdf

Additional page: http://www.floridata.com/ref/T/tabe_het.cfm

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