This species of tabebuia is a moderate-sized tree 20-30 or more feet tall, with an irregular, oval, open crown, narrowing toward the top, and rough, silvery-gray furrowed bark. Leaves (and flowers) are variable on the same tree, as suggested by the species name; they are dark green, palmately compound, leathery, opposite or sub-opposite on the branch, oblong or oval in shape, leaf edges entire or undulated and 6-12 inches long. Flowers are borne in clusters at the branch ends, variably pink color, very showy, trumpet-shaped and about 3 inches long. Pollinators include hummingbirds, bees and other insects. In flower it produces a pink carpet of petals beneath the tree. The fruits are narrow, cylindrical, green ripening to brown, dry, bean-like capsules up to 8 inches long. Propagation may be from seed or cuttings. This tree can be grown on most any well-drained soil type, and is hardy in urban environments; it suffers from no major pests or diseases. The pink trumpet tree is an excellent shade tree and is spectacular when in bloom. It is suitable for general landscape use for parking lot islands, street tree, patio, park or garden. The tree responds well to pruning.