Tabebuia bahamensis is found wild in abundance on the island of eleuthera and occurs in other islands of the bahamas; it is similar in appearance to the pink trumpet tree (t. Heterophylla). White tabebuia is a small-to-medium sized tree, typically about 25 feet tall, but can grow much taller; it has upright branches and a columnar crown. Leaves are palmate in shape, opposite, to 4 1/2 inches in length, with 3-9 narrow elliptical leaflets, having a silvery and scaly surface. The tree drops its leaves in the spring in advance of peak flowering. Flowers are trumpet-like with a flared mouth, white, about 2 1/2 inches long and borne in terminal bunches: flowers are produced intermittently over the year. Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds, bees and other insects. Fruits are cylindrical pods (bean-like) 4 x 1/4 inches. The tree has reported medicinal value. In cultivation, the tree does well on a range of well-drained soils. It is frost sensitive and can be badly effected by thrips, controlled by a soil insecticide. This xerophytic tree is an excellent choice for seaside locations, public parks, private gardens near patios, along streets and in large planters.