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ipÍ, Pau d'arco, Pink Trumpet Tree
Scientific Name: Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart. ex DC.) Standl.
Synonym: Tabebuia schunkeuigoi, Tecoma eximia, Tabebuia serratifolia, Tabebuia palmeri, Tabebuia nicaraguensis, Tabebuia ipe, Tecoma ipe, Tecoma integra, Handroanthus avellanedae, Gelseminum avellanedae, Tabebuia avellanedae, Tabebuia altissima, Tecoma adenophylla, Tecoma impetiginosa, Tecoma avellanedae
Family: Bignoniaceae
ipÍ, Pau d'arco, Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia  impetiginosa)
Tabebuia impetiginosa, photo USDA-BARC
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13,15,16,20-26
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Tropical Americas

Growth Habits: Small to medium tree, evergreen, or briefly deciduous in the spring, 15 to 25 feet tall and wide (4.5-7.5 m) or much more in the wild (100 feet - 30 m); broadly rounded shape ; dark green to olive green palmately compound leaves, 5 leaflets with serrate margin, 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm), 1 to 2 inches wide (2.5-5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer, sparingly if at all in winter, doesn't like coastal areas, tolerates reflected heat

Propagation: Fresh seeds (germinate in 2 to 3 weeks), cuttings or layering

Blooming Habits:
Bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers (occasionally white), with yellow orange throat, 2 to 3 inches long (7.5-10 cm), up to 1.4 inches wide (3.5 cm), in dense terminal clusters, containing up to 75 flowers, mostly in the spring, but often also in the fall.

Fruiting Habits:
The brown, hairy, 6 to 12 inches long (15-30 cm) seed pods persist on the tree through the winter. They contain winged seeds.

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