Tabebuia, the best trees for warm gardens

Tabebuia rosea

Tabebuia rosea

Our tabebuia They are a genus of trees native to tropical and subtropical America, characterized by spectacular flowering. And it is that, when its flowers sprout, they cover all the branches of the plant, so that they beautify the place.

They are very fast growing plants ideal for medium or large gardens, where they can develop without problems.

Characteristics of the Tabebuia

tabebuia caraiba

Tabebuia aurea

These trees grow to a height of approximately between six and ten meters, with a crown of between 3 and 6m, depending on the species. Its leaves are deciduous, palmately foliolate, green in color. Its flowers appear grouped in paniculate inflorescences, white, yellow, lilac or red. The fruit is elongated and thin, measuring about 20-25cm in length by 1cm in width, inside which are the seeds.

Its growth rate is medium-fast, as long as they have space and a warm climate, without frost, since unfortunately they do not resist the cold at all. For this reason, its cultivation outdoors is only recommended in those areas where temperatures remain mild throughout the year, with a minimum of 10ºC and a maximum of 35ºC.

How do you take care of yourself?

Tabebuia avellanedae

Tabebuia avellanedae

If you want to have one of these trees in your garden, take note of the following:

  • Location: full sun.
  • Land: grows in the fertile, loose, with good drainage.
  • Transplant: in spring, before the flowers appear.
  • Irrigation: frequent. Between 3 and 4 times a week in the warmer months, and between 2 and 3 the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: During the growing season, that is, while it has leaves and up to a month before it runs out of them, it should be fertilized with organic fertilizers, such as guano, worm castings or manure, once a month.
  • Multiplication: by cuttings or seeds in spring.

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  1.   WHITE YANETH ALFARO said

    I, WHITE YANETH ALFARO, would like to know if I need to obtain products such as ornamental plants, what should I do? with whom do I communicate

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Blanca.
      We do not sell, we only have the blog 🙂.
      A greeting.

  2.   Kimberly said

    If these plants are beautiful
    Greetings what I use blog

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Kimberly.

      We agree with you. Tabebuia are very, very pretty trees, and they look great in a tropical garden.

      Regards!