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PINK TECOMA
Tabebuia heterophylla

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Photo Locations: Hawaiian Islands

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. This tree is valuable for its timber production and grown for such purposes on plantations. It is commonly harvested from the wild for use locally and for export. Also used as an ornamental tree in gardens and parks.

WRA score 1, NA

Native to Florida and the Carribean.

Family: Bignoniaceae

Synonyms

Tabebuia heterophylla subsp. genuina
Tabebuia pallida subsp. heterophylla

Additional Common Names

PINK TECOMA, PINK TRUMPET TREE, PINK MANJACK

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound with Ovate Leaflets, Green, No Change, Partly Deciduous.

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

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

Bark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in 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 or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tabebuia heterophylla Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tabebuia-heterophylla >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.