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