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HISPANIOLAN ROSY TRUMPET TREE
Tabebuia berteroi

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Photo Locations: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden - Miami, FL and Hawaiian Islands

General Notes

A smaller tree with a dense, narrow crown that makes it a good choice for confined space. It can be recognized by its leaves which are much lighter on the underside, contrasting with the dark green top. The flowers are fewer and less colorful (light pink fading to white) in comparison to other commonly grown Tabebuia species. It has been widely planted on Oahu in the last decade. Tabebuia berteroi has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -4 (Low Risk), and the Plant Pono link is: https://plantpono.org/pono-plants/tabebuia-berteroi/

Has thorns.

Native to Hispaniola.

Family: Bignoniaceae

Additional Common Names

WHITE TECOMA, HISPANIOLAN ROSY TRUMPET TREE, ROBLE

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound with Ovate Leaflets, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. White.. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Few, Light Brown Capsule, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches).

Bark Light Gray to Light Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tabebuia berteroi Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tabebuia-berteroi >

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