SelecTree: Tree Detail
PINK TRUMPET TREE
Photo Locations: Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Claremont, CA, Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA and Los Angeles, CA
Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Moderate water needs. A tea made from the inner bark is widely used as a tonic and the wood and inner bark are a bitter, cooling, pungent herb that lowers fever and reduces inflammation. The timber, known as lapacho, is highly valued for cabinet making. It is also used for railway ties, telegraph poles, interior finishes, parquet flooring, sports items such as wooded balls, musical instruments etc.
WRA score 1, NA
Native to Central and South America.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 50 feet.
Width: 25 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound with Ovate Leaflets, Green, No Change, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Purple or Lavender. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Green to Brown Capsule, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 15 - 16 and 20 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 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, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Handroanthus impetiginosus Tree Record." 1995-2021. Mar 5, 2021.
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