The yellow trumpet is a small tree native to brazil; just one of several yellow-flowered tabebuias. It typically grows to a height of 15-25 feet, but may be taller under ideal circumstances. The trunk and branches are contorted; the crown is dominated by 2 or 3 major branches, giving the crown an irregular oval shape. It has silvery deeply-furrowed bark. Leaves are dark green, silvery, palmate compound consisting normally of 5 leaflets and measure 7-11 x 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches. Leaves often drop just before flowering begins. Flowers are borne as terminal clusters of many trumpet-shpaed golden yellow blooms 2-3 inches long. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects are attracted to the flowers. Fruits are brown, dry, hard elongated pods up to 12 inches long. Propagation is by seed or air layering. The yellow trumpet tree can be grown on any soil of reasonable fertility, with moderate moisture, but needs to be protected from frost. It has no pest or disease problems of concern. This tree adds a splash of color along streets without sidewalks, in parking lot islands and highway medians, on lawns, patios or in containers.