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tulip tree?

casselberry, FL

the beautiful yellow tulip "like" tree that is blooming now in central florida...does anyone know the name of it...i have a large one coming to bloom in front yard....will post pics when in full bloom

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i think you're talking about a Tabebuia. there are many different species. they are a clear, bright, sun yellow and blooming now.

some have been reclassified as Handroanthus..... http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=tabebuia&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

This message was edited Mar 6, 2011 11:43 AM

casselberry, FL

thank you

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

hi dave,
the Tabs bloom before the leaves pop out. i think Spathodea has leaves and blooms at the same time. i'm also not sure that Spathodea would live this far north.

Allthingsplants, FL(Zone 8b)

I believe this may be what corrigandee is talking about:


Liriodendron tulipfera

also see:


This message was edited Mar 7, 2011 9:11 PM

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

until we see pictures, i'll stick to my original thought since it is a yellow bloomer happening now in central florida.
i hope she comes back with pictures!

Keaau, HI

Thanks trackinsand, that's right, Spathodea does not loose it's leaves.

Want to see those photos!

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Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

If you are looking to plant a tree, I would still plant a Tabebuia.
The tree Hobe sites is a very giving tree. It gives you plenty to rake and bag in it's 3 or 4 different yearly habits.
The Tabebuia may be a 'giver' too, but blooms are much more pretty.
Tabebuia also is a smaller tree.

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