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Tabebuia pentaphylla

Tabebuia pentaphylla
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Brazil flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 10:46
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Pink Tabebuia is native from Mexico to Venezuela. It may be seen called Pink Poui-Rosea or just Pink Trumpet Tree.
Larger than the Yellow Tabebuia, it is rated widely from 20-50 feeTabebuia Most mature trees we see locally are about 30-35 feet. Tabebuia Young Pinks grow like the Yellow but then fill out taller and wider
This Tabebuia is one over 100 species with blooms starting near the first day of spring in South Florida. Its clusters of pink trumpet flowers are very attractive
Pink Tabebuia is good, reliable tree, and stronger against the elements than the more common Yellows. Also, as it matures, Pink Tabebuia will bloom on and off through all the warm months and into the fall for larger trees
It is semi-deciduous. Some trees lose most of their leaves prior to blooming (best) while others hold most of their old leaves while in flower
One good "trick" is to cut off all added water 6-8 weeks before spring. This will encourage leaf drop and produce a much heavier show of flowers. All Tabebuias in irrigated landscapes are poorer bloomers due to this excess water
Plant this tree in full sun, on well drained soil. The tree has no pests
Other proven Tabebuia varieties include:
Tabebuia caraiba, Yellow Tabebuia
Tabebuia chrysotricha, Golden Trumpet
Tabebuia donnell-smithii
Tabebuia heterophylla, Pink Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia heterophylla, 'Caribbean Queen'
Tabebuia impetiginosa, Purple Trumpet
Tabebuia ipe (imperiginosa)
Tabebuia pallida (heterophylla), also rosea
Tabebuia pentaphylla
Tabebuia serratifolia - Yellow Poui
Tabebuia umbellata, Yellow Trumpet

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Hi Raimundo,

What a beautiful tree, very nice image!


Hi Raimundo,
Beautiful tree. Nice picture against the blue sky.
- Nirmal

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