Tabebuia Argentea, Tecoma Argentea - Plant

Beautiful dense clusters blooming trees, the Tabebuias are small, evergreen trees with silvery foliage.

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Tabebuia argentea, Tecoma argentea Plant

Description for Tabebuia argentea, Tecoma argentea

Plant height: 14 - 22 inches (35 - 56 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

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(s): Yellow Tabebuia, Golden Bell, Silver Trumpet Tree
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Spring, winter
Max reachable height: Up to 30 feet
Difficulty to grow: 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.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Keep moist, drier in the winter
Temperature: 22 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: 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.

Harvesting

NA

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

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-318724
  • http://www.indiaplants.com/plant-details.php?x=zZ9nmpnD5wY=
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/fertilization-schedule-tabebuia-trees-48200.html
  • http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/tabebuia-aurea-care-and-maintenance/