The Tabebuia chrysotrica is an incredibly vivid flowering tree with its golden – yellow flowers, blooming in February to March here in southern California.

This is not a formal tree in the sense that its branching structure can not be controlled to make it into a structural tree, but its main use would be in native/drought tolerant gardens where a smaller to medium tree is prefered. It can be used as a semi shade patio tree.

Don’t confuse this tree with the Cassia splendida, Gold Medallian Tree. The trees structure, blooms and uses are different.

The growth habit is also quite different from the Pink Trumpet Tree, the Tabebuia impetiginosa.

Tabebuia chrysotrica #15, Golden Trumpet Tree 8' std mish

Tabebuia chrysotrica #15, Golden Trumpet Tree 8′ std mish

Tabebuia chrysotrica #15, Golden Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia chrysotrica #15, Golden Trumpet Tree