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casselberry, FL

March 5, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8407853

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)

March 6, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8410031

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

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casselberry, FL

March 7, 2011
5:21 AM

Post #8411498

thank you


Keaau, HI

March 7, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8411993

Could it be the yellow form of Spathodea campanulata.


mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8412112

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.
North Central , FL
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8413245

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)

March 7, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8413262

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

March 7, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8413347

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

Want to see those photos!

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Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8413949

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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