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Cybistax donnell-smithii

Primavera

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Features

  • Height15m to 26m
  • Spread4m to 10m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Cybistax donnell-smithii (Primavera). A low deciduous shrub from Mexico and Guatamala. Bears veined leaves and yellow flowers. This may also be known as Tabebuia donnell-smithii.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Mexico and Guatemala

Interest and use

Grown for their spring flowers and for shade.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Will not bloom when confined to a container. Young plants may be pruned to shape when leafless; otherwise pruning is not required.

Propagation

Seed or air-layering in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and whitefly under glass.

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