Tabebuia argentea, Tecoma argentea - Plant
Description for Tabebuia argentea, Tecoma argentea
The crown is usually asymmetrical with two or three major trunks or branches dominating the crown. The leaves are narrow and elongated, a key feature of the tree. The brilliant display composed of a multitude of two to three-inch-long, golden yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms borne in terminal flower clusters.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Yellow Tabebuia, Golden Bell, Silver Trumpet Tree||Yellow||Spring, winter||Up to 30 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
It is very susceptible to damage during strong winds. Tabebuia can be also be grown in containers, especially small ones, which eventually can turn the tree into a large bonsai specimen.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Keep moist, drier in the winter||22 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Tabebuia argentea
- Some support and training required when the plants are small.
- Regular irrigation in the dry period in the first two years will help the tree establish itself.
- Allow soil to dry several inches deep before irrigating.
- Prune trees to remove wayward, broken, dead, or diseased branches.
- Apply the fertilizer in the spring before the onset of new growth. Do not fertilize your Tabebuia tree after the first three years of growth.
Typical uses of Tabebuia argentea
Special features: Flowers and foliage
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Good for screening, Suitable for road median planting, and avenue planting, good on the seaside
Medicinal use: NA