Tabebuia - pink trumpet tree

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$5.30

If you love the golden trumpet tree, the pink tibouchina, or the showy jacaranda, then this Cuban beauty is perfect for you. Its roots are well-behaved, and it's small enough to plant as a street tree and in gardens, yet tall enough to give valuable shade. It also has lovely timber too, giving it an alternative common name of white cedar.


Gorgeously ornamental, blazing against a blue sky, it makes a spectacular display in frost-free sheltered gardens. If you can grow jacarandas in your regions you can probably grow these trees.


Tabebuias very briefly lose their leaves in winter, which means you can plant spring-flowering bulbs underneath them, ready to flower in the light. There is one flourishing on the James Cook Uni Townsville campus.

Flowering street trees images:  Mauro Halpern; flowering garden tree image Malcolm Mannerscloseup flower Lisa Williams cropped to size.

We love pink tabebuia for the showy flowers, non-invasive roots, round shady crown

Tabebuia pallida, Tabebuia heterophylla, Bignonia pallida - pink trumpet tree, pink manjack, white cedar, ipê rosa
APPEARANCE : Showy semi-deciduous tree from the Caribbean with deep green firm leaves. Large soft pale pink trumpet shaped flowers, variable in depth of colour, appear after the local dry season - usually flowering in spring in Australia. These are followed by long slender seed pods full of papery seeds.
USE IN: Feature tree - slow-growing, and flowers when quite young. Non-invasive roots good for street trees gardens. 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 and salty coastal 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: 6-9m H x 4-6m 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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