Guayacan, the colombian name for this tree, is another of the yellow tabebuias. This species can reach 50 or even 80 feet in height in habitat, but in cultivation perhaps half as tall. It has a straight trunk with furrowed bark and an open, spreading, rounded crown. Leaves are green, opposite, palmate in form, 7 inches long, with 5 lance-shaped leaflets and slightly hairy above and below. Flowers are borne in clusters when the tree loses its leaves and provide a spectacular show of fragrant, trumpet-shaped yellow blooms about 2 inches long. Hummingbirds and insects act as pollinators. Fruit are long, hard, dry, bean-like capsules which resemble those of the catalpa tree. Seed and cutting propagation is readily done. A hardy tree, it grows well on almost any well-drained soil; it can be killed by frost but will re-sprout. The tree has no serious pests or disease problems. The golden trumpet tree is an outstanding specimen tree for a home or park lawn, as a shade tree and is a suitable street tree.