The shrubs and trees of this genus occur naturally in tropical
America and the West Indies, where some are valued for their timber.
They feature spectacular flowers and attractive foliage, and make
excellent shade trees.
Many are briefly deciduous during the tropical dry season, but some
are almost evergreen.
The flowers are tubular- to bell-shaped and may be shades of white,
yellow, pink, red or purple. They are usually clustered at the
branch tips, commonly when the leaves have fallen in late winter to
The fruits are bean-like capsules. The leaves vary in shape, and may
be simple or compound, with 3 to 7 leaflets; the edges are often
Flowering colors: Brown, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Garden type: Seaside, Large Garden, Tropical
Cultivation: Trumpet trees need deep, humus-rich soil with good
A sunny position is best, with some shelter from wind to protect the
Propagate from seed or by layering or from cuttings , selected types