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….