Tabebuia aurea

Tabebuia aurea, or silver trumpet tree, is readily planted on the streets of Brisbane. It is glorious in October, when it is in full bloom, no leaves yet. Although the compound leaves with long petioles are a challenge to bonsai, its beautiful natural lines, corky bark and intense yellow bloom make it a no brainer for me.

Driving through Brisbane in November last year, I managed to find one covered in seed pods (not many go to seed it seems…?). And yes, seeds do germinate at a high percentage thankfully.

To be continued soon….

Recommended Book

Like all bonsai-olics, i have a fair few books and magazines about the art. Some are mostly for inspiration, others for species informations or specific topics. But i have recently acquired one from a local bonsai artist, Stephen Cullum. I think it is brilliantly written and organized. With a wealth of knowledge instilled in and specific information and thoughts about doing bonsai in Australia.