One of the best yellow flowering deciduous tropical trees, originally from Brazil, this beauty flowers once it has lost its leaves!
In addition to its blue / grey silvery foliage, the Silver trumpet tree has attractive silvery, corky bark.
It grows 8 to 12 metres tall but can also be grown in containers or trained as a bonsai.
The tree's bright yellow, funnel-shaped flowers are about 1 inch wide and 3 1/2 inches long.
It will typically bloom in late winter or early spring, depending on the local climate. The most spectacular blooming occurs after a tree has lost all its leaves and its twisted corky branches are bare. It usually blooms for around 16 days. Some trees have an additional, shorter period of flowering in summer, but they do not lose their leaves.
It is generally easy to grow, long lived and very attractive to bees. It likes full sun and will tolerate salt and drought.
This tree has a shallow root system, so stake a new tree after transplanting. Best not to plant in a windy area as the wood is quite brittle.
This tree is also known as: Paraguayan trumpet tree, silver trumpet tree, tree of gold, yellow Tabebuia or golden bell.
Plants for Sale: Seedling Trees approx 25-35cm tall