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PINK TRUMPET TREE
Handroanthus heptaphyllus

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Claremont, CA, Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA and Los Angeles, CA

General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage. National tree of Paraguay. A spectacular spring and winter flowering tree. Long brown fruit pods open lengthwise releasing small winged seeds.

Native to South America.

Family: Bignoniaceae

Synonyms

Handroanthus impetiginosus (misapplied)
Tabebuia impetiginosa (misapplied)

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink, Purple, Lavender-Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter or Spring.

Bark Brown to Gray.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 15 - 16 and 20 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Handroanthus heptaphyllus Tree Record." 1995-2017. Jul 27, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/handroanthus-heptaphyllus >

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