Tags: Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Tabebuia heterophylla
ORGANIC SEEDS FOR PINK TABEBUIA TRUMPET TREE ((Tabebuia heterophylla))
Sometimes called Rosy or pink Tabebuia
Grown and harvested in zone 9B in Florida.
Very ornamental and makes a great centerpiece or free standing plant. This tree is often used in commercial landscape due to its low maintenance once established.
Moderate size up to 25 feet. Medium rate grower. Great for pollinators. Mildly scented.
Produces clusters of delicate pink flowers that brighten any landscape
Hardiness zones: 9 and above, somewhat cold tolerant, but will freeze.
Semi - deciduous tree
Seeds are flat encased in papery wings.
Great tree for any landscape. Beautiful green foliage even when not in bloom.
PLEASE NOTE: I am a home cottage gardener and the information I provide is for my growing zone, 9B, and may not work in other zones. Please do your own research on how to grow and maintain this item in your planting zone. Thank you.
Thank you for your interest and happy gardening.
Story of this Seed:
I grew up not far from where I live now. I remember these beautiful trees planted in many of the neighbor's yards, especially along the path we took to walk to school. I always looked forward the spectacular display and even loved the "dropping of the blooms" as I thought that must be what pink snow would look like. When I had a place of my own, I made sure I planted the pink and yellow tabebuia.
Germination suggestions: Prepare well draining potting mix of your choice. Moisten and lightly firm up the potting mix. Lay seeds flat in middle of pot, or one seed per potting cell. Lightly cover with potting mix. Lightly press soil to assure that seed is making good contact top and bottom with the potting mix. Gently water. Place in warm, lighted location and do not let the pot completely dry out. My last seed germination took about seven days and some of the seedlings were emerging. Transplant into larger pot or into the ground when seedlings are several inches high or more. I found that soaking is not necessary, but it may be helpful to soak the seeds in ambient temperature water for an hour or so.
Once the tree has been moved to its home, keep well water and make sure the soil is well draining. When mature the trees are somewhat drought tolerant. I trim the bottom branches off to encourage an umbrella canopy. Easy to grow and maintain.
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United States (Zone 9b)
Established in 2009
0.50 acres in production