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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Mar 23, 2011 10:10 PM CST
I was in Tempe this last weekend 3/20. At the S.E Corner of Priest and University there's a small strip mall. In the parking lot there is a small tree about 10 ft tall with just/only about a few hundred 2-3 inch beautiful yellow flowers. Green leaves are just beginning to push. I have a pic of the tree in my phone and haven't downloaded yet. I believe it's a Tabebuia Aurea. I'm VERY tempted to return in a few weeks and pick pods for seeds. I LOVE this tree! Here's a pic of the flowers. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this tree? -edit. "pic from Google"
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 24, 2011 10:33 AM CST
I have the pink version of Tabebuia, but mine is not in bloom yet. It is setting buds though. Looks like it may be a very heavy set this year for the first time since I planted it two years ago. There is not a leaf on the tree...so kewl. Can't wait to see it bloom this year!!

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Bignoniaceae/Tabebuia...

Here is an even prettier picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackdiamondimages/2835510117/

Mine is about 15 feet tall now.

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 24, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Here is some interesting interesting info on the Tabebuia. I wonder if that is what is in the new drug, Victoza that I am taking for my diabetes. It has helped me loose weight, and it prevents fat from being absorbed by the body. Loosing weight is listed as a side effect -- really??

http://www.biotech-weblog.com/50226711/tabebuia_impetiginosa...

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Mar 24, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Wow. The pink is very pretty, too! I'm going to be on the hunt for the tree at nurseries. Alan, where did you find yours?

I'll have a look at your link re the possible medical benefits! Love this tree.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 24, 2011 12:28 PM CST
I got mine at Treeland Nursery two years ago, on Arizona Avenue, north of Elliot. They delivered and planted it. Gosh, I can't remember how much I paid for it, but seemed it was $69.99, and was about 12 feet tall when I got it. Very nice healthy tree.

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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Mar 25, 2011 12:01 PM CST
I have tried to grow the yellow one a couple of times but have not suceeded. I used to work right near that corner and those caused me to try and grow it!! I am trying the pink for the first time this year.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Mar 25, 2011 12:05 PM CST
Where did you find yours Marie? That might be closer to Susan :)

























Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Mar 25, 2011 12:10 PM CST
I got mine from Tucson so not closer :o)
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Aguane
Mar 25, 2011 12:12 PM CST
I'll look for a place. Summer Winds tell me they can order stuff. I'm planning to go back to "the tree" for pods at some point.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 25, 2011 12:16 PM CST
They are all over Southwest Florida this time of year. I can send you some seeds, too...
Only the leaves will tell you whether it is T. aurea, the leaves are a silvery green. There are many varieties of Tabebuia. All are gorgeous when in bloom!
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FrangipaniAz
Mar 25, 2011 10:03 PM CST
Oh, very pretty :)
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Aguane
Mar 25, 2011 10:36 PM CST
thanks Hetty,
Last Sunday when I saw the tree the leaves were barely beginning to push. Only 3/4 inch long... maybe. They appeared a med. light green. I would love some seeds/pods if you can pick some up for me. Postage on me and I'll throw in some seeds I have for ya. I have lots of penstemon and others. I kinda don't like to introduce invasive plants to an area so lets be careful ....
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MKIVRYAN
May 14, 2011 12:13 AM CST
That tree is pretty amazing.
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Aguane
May 14, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Hey Ryan,
Yes, I is gorgeous! I went to Summer Winds at Bell and Tatum to check some out. The trees they had for sale were about 20 ft tall. The tree I saw in Tempe was about 10 feet tall. If it stayed in the 15 ft range I would have purchased it. It can get very tall. I settled on a Pomegranate "tree" from Berridge's and I have fallen on love... so far.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
May 14, 2011 10:34 PM CST
Mine didn't bloom this year like it usually does. Blooming just before it puts out leaves. I'm thinking that late frost we had must have killed the buds or something?? Was a little disappointed. My Jacaranda in the front tree didn't bloom either. And the Jacaranda in the back yard only bloomed on the east side of the tree. No blooms on the west side of the tree. Looks kind of weird.

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Aguane
May 14, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Interesting, Alan.
My 20 yr old Arizona Sweet orange didn't flower at all. My two next door neighbors tangerines/tangelos did flower. My Key Lime didn't. The new pomegranate came with flowers, fell off in time... I can't tell yet if fruit is set. I'm wondering in the citrus industry here in AZ was generally negatively affected as my trees, by the October hail and subsequent freeze.

Might need to consider buying orange juice futures.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
May 15, 2011 8:25 PM CST
All my citrus bloomed, so saw no ill effects there. My pomegranate tree never seems to stop blooming, always several blooms on it at a time, even now. I have not seen any fruit setting yet. Not sure if it's to early or the tree is just not ready to bare fruit.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 15, 2011 10:08 PM CST
Alan,
I'd love to keep in touch about the pomegranate. Berridges told me they suggest their organic rose food for pomegranate fertilizer. I'm going to pick some up next week.

I'm going to Google about my AZ sweet. Can't imagine why what appears to be a perfectly healthy 20yr old constantly fruit bearing orange tree didn't flower? Maybe it's a "late bloomer". Confused Blinking
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
May 16, 2011 7:17 AM CST
Which Pomegranate did you get?

























Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 16, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Monrovia tag says "Fruiting Pomegranate".
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