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Handroanthus chrysanthus

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Handroanthus (hand-ro-ANTH-us) (Info)
Species: chrysanthus (kris-ANTH-us) (Info)

Synonym:Handroanthus chrysanthus subsp. chrysanthus
Synonym:Tecoma chrysantha
Synonym:Tabebuia mexicana
Synonym:Tabebuia rufescens
Synonym:Tabebuia chrysantha

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Happy_1 On Jun 6, 2006, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

My tree went down with Hurricane Wilma, 10/06. The above pic is 7 months later, coming alive. Don't be in a rush to cut down one of these, for they are very resilient and come back to life.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Diego, California
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Orlando, Florida (2 reports)
Saint Augustine, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Tampa, Florida

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