Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

rite2uSeptember 7, 2006

I have gotten a few of the seed pods from my pink trumpet tree and am wondering about storing/keeping seeds. The tree is still producing lots of pods, which ripen, then open. When the winds blow you can see the off-white butterfly-looking seeds blowing in the air.

Has anyone tried to keep the seeds to grow pink trumpet tree seedlings? What has your experience been? Germination time/conditions?

Would appreciate your wisdom.

Rite

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alisonoz_gw

Tabebuia seed has a very short viability - the germination percentage will begin dropping within weeks. I've never tried fridging it, but suspect it may not help as it is a warm climate tree. You are best to try germinating now while it is fresh, and keep your seedlings going through winter.
Barely cover and keep moist.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2006 at 6:08AM
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manfredi(9)

I live in Hawaii and I have trumpet tree seeds and wanted to know how to germinate them.
Can you help?

Mia

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 5:00PM
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SusieQsie_Fla

Mia
I didn't do anything special to the tabebuia seeds I was given. I put them in a seed flat with Miracle-Gro potting soil and kept them moist. I don't know if that's the "proper" way but that's how I grow all my seeds.

My trees are 5' now and I recently sold one because the pink flowers were such attention-getters!

Susie

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 8:56PM
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dirtdog09

U can contact the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California
they should know those questions
they have stunning large specimens you can see by google images

    Bookmark   July 2, 2009 at 10:08PM
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