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
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
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.
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!
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.