Main site sections:
Plants section links:


  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Late-winter, late-summer


Plants: Species

Trumpet Tree: Lavender Trumpet Tree Tabebuia impetiginosa

FAMILY: BIGNONIACEAE (Trumpet-creeper Family)

Trumpet trees, named for their showy trumpet-shaped flowers, have about 100 species, all of which thrive in the New World tropics, and several of which give excellent timber. The Terrace Lagoon at the San Diego Zoo boasts a lavender trumpet tree Tabebuia impetiginosa, a late-winter bloomer that sometimes blooms again in late summer or early fall, and hails from Paraguay and Argentina.