Pink Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia impetiginosa, Pink Ipê or Pink Lapacho, Tabebuia impetiginosa, Pink Ipê or Pink Lapacho, Pink Trumpet Tree, Los Angeles Street TreesTabebuia impetiginosa, Pink Ipê or Pink Lapacho, Pink Trumpet Tree, Los Angeles Street Trees

There’s no question as to how this tree got its name- its flowers look strikingly like tiny pink trumpets.  But, the Trumpet Tree genus can be otherwise referred to as Tabebuia, Ipê, or Lapacho.  The Tabebuia/Trumpet Tree/Ipê/Lapacho has over 100 species.  With such an impressive springtime bloom and with a native range stretching from Mexico to Argentina, it’s no wonder that cousins of the Pink Trumpet are the national trees of both El Salvador and Venezuela.

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Posted on March 17, 2012, in Trees of Los Angeles and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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