The Tabebuia impetiginosa (Tabebuia ipe)- Pink Trumpet Tree and sometimes called the Lavender Trumpet Tree, is gaining in popularity every year.

The Pink Trumpet tree can be kept as a moderate sized tree, looks great at night with proper lighting, and is beautiful at all times of the year, with flowers and without.
Here is a great tree that will give shade in a patio, but is also being used by cities as colonnade trees down parkways and city medians.

Because the root system is not aggressive, the Tabebuia ipe or Pink Trumpet tree makes a nice patio tree, growing well in confined areas.
In our temperate climate, February flowers are showy when not much else is blooming.
The tree is semi evergreen. Often the tree drops its leaves only as the flowers come out. Therefore, it almost always has some leaves or flowers on it.
Unlike the summer blooming Jacarandas, the Tabebuia flowers are not sticky and messy.
If you prune the tree every other year or as needed, you can easily keep it as a moderate sized tree.

This tree is so popular around the world, you may have also heard it called the Pink Lapacho and the Pau d’Arco

Tabebuia ipe- Pink Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia ipe- Pink Trumpet Tree

This picture was taken of the same Arboretum gift shop, just as the flowers were finishing their flowering.

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumpet

Tabebuia impetiginosa – Pink Trumpet Tree Arboretum Gift Shop five years after the original was taken.

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumpet Tree Flower Cluster

Tabebuia impetiginosa – Pink Trumpet Tree Flower Cluster

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumpet Tree Arboretum Entrance

Tabebuia impetiginosa – Pink Trumpet Tree Arboretum Entrance

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumpet Front Yard

Tabebuia impetiginosa – Pink Trumpet Front Yard

Tabebuia impetiginosa - Pink Trumpet Tree Parkway Trees

Tabebuia impetiginosa – Pink Trumpet Tree Parkway Trees

 

Neighborhood Nursery has an extremely high demand for Tabebuia impetiginosa trees. Two representative trees are shown here. One is 12ft tall and the other 10ft tall, both in 24inch boxes. Tabebuia typically do not have a spreading head, since they grow slightly more  upright.

Tabebuia impetiginasa 24in 12 ft Tall- Pink Trumpet Tree vocw

Tabebuia impetiginosa 24in 12 ft Tall- Pink Trumpet Tree vocw

Tabebuia impetiginasa 24in 10 ft Tall- Pink Trumpet Tree vocw

Tabebuia impetiginosa 24in 10 ft Tall- Pink Trumpet Tree vocw

Tabebuia impetiginosa 15gal 7-8ft Tall Young Plants

Tabebuia impetiginosa 15gal 7-8ft Tall Young Plants

Tabebuia impetiginosa 5gal 6 ft Tall Young Plants

Tabebuia impetiginosa 5gal 6 ft Tall Young Plants

The majority of our clients are looking for trees that grow upright.  If a nursery tree looks “flat topped” it may be a tree that never will grow upright, but it a great candidate for a slower growing tree that can be used in a corner of a small garden or patio.

Our growers start the Tabebuia from seed.

Here is some of our 2016 Inventory

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus 24in Light Pink akas 20160307_130211

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus 24in Light Pink akas 20160307_130211

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus 24in Light Pink akas 20160307_130211

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus 24in Light Pink akas 20160307_130211

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125928

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125928

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125926

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125926

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125849

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125849

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125805

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125805

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125750

Handroanthus impetiginosus, Tabebuia impetiginosus #15 akas 20160307_125750