What Are These Trees With Bright Yellow Blooms?

Golden trumpet tree

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Flower from a golden trumpet tree

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Hello Dan,

I'm in Fort Myers, Florida, and the city is loaded with these trees with beautiful bright yellow blooms. Can you tell me what they are and if they would grow in Baton Rouge? The flower resembles an azalea bloom.

Thanks, Allison

This is the golden trumpet tree or golden tabebuia, Tabebuia chrysantha. There are a few successfully growing in New Orleans, where the climate is milder. But this tropical tree is subject to cold injury or death during severe freezes in the low 20s or below. I think they would not be cold hardy enough to reliably plant in Baton Rouge unless you are willing to accept the issues it may have with cold.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

4/1/2015 12:15:44 AM
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture