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Tabebuia - golden trumpet tree

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If you're north of the Tweed in spring, and you spot a tree with bare branches covered in big golden blossoms, chances are it's this, the golden trumpet tree.
Fantastically showy, blazing against a blue sky, they make a spectacular display in frost-free sheltered gardens. If you can grow jacarandas in your regions you can probably grow these trees.
They lose their leaves in winter, which means you can plant spring-flowering bulbs underneath them, ready to flower when the tree does.

Tabebuia chrysanthus, now Handroanthus chrysanthus - golden trumpet tree
APPEARANCE : South American deciduous tree from northern Brazil, Guiana, Venezuela with showy bright yellow trumpet shaped flowers which appear on leafless branches after the local dry season - usually flowering in spring in Australia. These are followed by long furry tan seed pods full of papery seeds.
USE IN: Feature tree - slow-growing, and flowers when quite young. Try to avoid planting near protected bushland as it can self-seed.
LOCATION: Plant in full sun or partly shaded location in free-draining soil. Will grow on poor dry soils too. Flowers most in full sun. They like humidity and rain in the growing season, once the flowers and leaves emerge; water established trees if the summer is very hot and dry.  
CARE: Mulch when planting and provide regular water until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, water well during dry periods until established. Stake young plants and protect from frost.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 6-12m H x 4-8m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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