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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -2
  • HAWAIIAN NAME none
  • FAMILY Bignoniaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Flowering shade tree
  • Native or Non-Native? Non-native (Brazil)
  • WATER Low once established in the ground. Does best if watered regularly for the first five years.
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full

purple trumpet tree (Tabebuia impetiginosa)

Spreading canopy flowering tree with flower clusters ranging from white to light pink to purple

Plant Uses

  • Park tree, schools, Excellent size and toughness for school gardens,
  • Color accent
  • Xeriscape gardens, street tree

Other Notes

  • One planted at Central intermediate school along Vineyard Boulevard always brings out the question: What is that GORGEOUS small tree. It is only about 15 but becomes full of purple flowers.
  • Seeds do not naturalize. They must be planted and nurtured.