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Flowering Trees of Thailand – Silver Trumpet Tree

Thai Name – Lueang Breedeeyatawn (เหลืองปรีดียาธร)      
Scientific Name – Tabebuia aurea (some organizations use Tabebuia caraiba or Tabebuia argentea)      
Family Name – Bignoniaceae      
Other English Names – Caribbean trumpet tree      
Flowering Season – February-April      
Native to Thailand – No      
Typical Height – 3-8 meters      

When a silver trumpet tree is in full bloom the yellow flowers can entirely cover the tree's crown. From a distance it can look like a golden shower tree, but those flowers hang in long dangles while silver trumpet tree flowers clump together like bouquets, so even from afar you can usually tell the two trees apart. The five petals create a trumpet-shaped flower, hence the name. The silver part of the name comes from the greyish tint of the bark and often the leaves. The crown is rarely symmetrical and sometimes it grows wide and sometimes it grows tall. The seed pod has a shape similar to sugar peas, though the tree's are much larger.

flowering silver trumpet tree

silver trumpet tree flowers

silver trumpet tree flowers

silver trumpet tree flowers and seed pods

 

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