The Pink Trumpet Tree is a very ornamental tree that has beautiful, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers with ruffled petals. It is an upright tree with a narrow, pyramidal form and it is used as a specimen tree, a flowering trees, a street tree and as a hedge. It is evergreen or semi-evergreen and it has a long blooming season. It flowers in the spring and summer and plants often have a few flower clusters on it throughout the year. The leaves are palmately compound with 5-7 glossy, dark green leaflets. The light-colored flowers are followed by long, slender pods that are filled with winged seeds. The Pink Trumpet Tree is widely grown in in gardens and parks in the tropics and subtropics. It is often cultivated in coastal areas because it is salt and drought tolerant and wind resistant. The pale pink flowers look nice against the deep green leaves and it flowers long after most tabebuias have already finished blooming. It has tough, strong, light brown or golden wood. It is also known as Roble blanco and White-Cedar, for its wood. It has a fast growth rate and is grown in plantations for its lumber and for reforestation.
Seeds are Stored in a Refrigerator to Maintain Viability
- Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
- Put the seeds on the soil.
- Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
- Water the seeds.
- Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. The seeds take 2-6 weeks to germinate.
- When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.