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Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

Posted by rite2u 10b (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 7, 06 at 10:16

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.

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RE: Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

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.

RE: Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

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


RE: Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

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!


RE: Anyone have a pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia)?

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

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