SelecTree: Tree Detail
SILVER TRUMPET TREE
Photo Locations: Hawaiian Islands
A widely grown street, landscape, and shade tree in Hawai'i, the silver trumpet tree can be recognized by its deeply furrowed, corky, blackish-brown bark, and gray leaves. Flowering is variable throughout the year, but more heavy during the summer and fall. The leaves usually drop before flowering. It thrives in hotter, leeward areas. Tabebuia aurea has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 3 (Evaluate), and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/tabebuia-aurea/
Native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
Additional Common Names
CARIBBEAN TRUMPET TREE, SILVER TRUMPET TREE, TREE OF GOLD, YELLOW TABEBUIA, PAPAGUAYAN TRUMPET TREE
Erect Low or High Canopy.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 45 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound with Ovate Leaflets, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow.. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Light Gray Capsule, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches).
Bark Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Street Tree, Landscape Ornamental.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tabebuia aurea Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tabebuia-aurea >