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Arabic Name

شجرة البوق

Latin Name

Tabebuia rosea , Bignoniaceae

English Name

Pink Trumpet Tree

The Pink Trumpet Tree is a very beautiful, flowering tree in its native habitats of South America; in certain situations in Arriyadh, such as the King Abdulaziz Historical Centre, where the microclimate is suitable, it has become an attractive addition to the planting palette. Fast growing and deciduous, it will reach a height of up to 25 metres, in Arriyadh much less; it has a wide crown with thick, layered branches. The bark can be grey to brown and vertically fissured. Dark-green leaves are compound and finger-like: each leaf has five leaflets, the middle one being the largest. The tree begins to drop its leaves at the end of a hot, dry summer; large, purplish-pink to nearly white flowers, measuring almost 7 cm across, open in early spring. Long and slender seedpods contain many winged seeds. Fallen flowers retain the pink colour, forming a colourful carpet beneath the tree. In an arid location, the tree flowers very profusely. A moderately drought-resistant tree, T. rosea grows well in deep rich, well-drained sandy soil with variable pH values, but requires regular, abundant irrigation. It can be damaged by frost. Pests and diseases have not been observed. Propagation is by branch cuttings and seed. The Pink Trumpet Tree is a common and showy flowering tree in the tropics, and is often planted along roads, and in parks and gardens. It is an excellent shade and specimen tree for pathways. Maintenance is low: trees withstand a limited amount of pruning, but cannot be cut back hard.

General information

Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical , Sub Tropical
Rainfall: Very Humid , Semi Humid , Semi Arid
Propagation: Aerial Layering , Cuttings , Sowing and Pricking Out
Maintenance: Moderate

Environmental conditions

Urban Climate: Resistant
Desiccation: Vulnerable
Drought: Vulnerable
Irrigation: High
Salinity: Moderate < 3,000 ppm
Hardiness Zones: 0°C

Plant shape

Vigour: Fairly Fast Growing
Height: From 10 To 25 M
Expansion: From 8 To 15 M
Foliage: Deciduous

Flower

Colour: White , Yellow , Lilac , Pink
Flowering Period: From Early February Till Late April

Fruit

Type Of Fruit: Capsule
Size: From 20 To 40 CM
Toxicity: Inedible

Location of Use :

Public Open Space , Cars Park , Pedestrian Precinct , Highway Planting , Park Planting , Private Garden , Specimen , Tree Grille , Wadi Farm Garden , Urban Area

Other choices :

Wind Damage , Plant Used by ADA , Attractive to Bees , Attractive Flower , Attractive Shape , Crop Plant , Dominant Plant

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