End of Winter – Tabebuia

At the end of winter, South Florida turns to gold. At least it looks that way as Tabebuia Aura blooms.

Also known as the Yellow Trumpet Tree, it’s an attractive tree that grows into a bonsai to oak like shape. Farther south, in Central and South American, it grows much larger with a wide canopy.

 

Like Bougainvillea, it blooms profusely. And the blossoms appear to glow.

 

They are delicately scented. And the bees like them.

Although the yellow variety is ubiquitous in South Florida, there are pink, rose, purple and lilac varieties. Rarely, I’ll see a lilac one. I have yet to see the other varieties.

-dB