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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

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Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr

QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -2
  • SYNONYMS Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia palmeri, Tabebuia avellanedae, Tecoma impetiginosa
  • ELEVATION RANGE
  • FAMILY Bignoniaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Large shrub-small tree
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires water until established
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full Sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE None
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED No special drainage required
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds & Vegetative

Handroanthus impetiginosus
(purple trumpet tree, pink trumpet tree, pau d'arco)

This is a stunning tree that produces a lovely canopy of purple blooms. It is a tough tree once established that is very eye-catching. It is good for school or park plantings, as well as landscaping. Flower color can vary from white to pink to purple. It will drop its leaves before flowering.

Plant Uses

  • Specimen
  • Shade
  • Ornamental

Dangers

None