Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tabebuia Rosea - Almost Like A Cherry Blossom Season

We have been enjoying a really gorgeous sight this week each time we stepped out of our home or drive through the main entrance at our street. The tabebuia rosea trees that line our residential street began to bloom profusely since last weekend. Not one but many of the trees are blooming all at the same time. From a distance, a full blooming tree looks almost similar to a cherry blossom tree, and I think this is about the closest we can get to a real cherry blossom tree in Malaysia! Tabebuia rosea or also known as trumpet rose tree is a tropical tree that can grow to a height of 30 meter or more and is widely planted along city and residential streets all over Malaysia. The flowering season of tabebuia rosea is intense. Some trees will have practically no leaves and all flowers only during this period. So far, I've seen the flowers in white, light pink and pink colours, and I think white is the prettiest. The sight of a profusely flowering tree is truly one deserving of a winning prize. I leave you below some pictures I took yesterday of the flowering tabebuia rosea trees on my street.

A gorgeous welcoming sight at the entrance to our street

Flowers outnumber leaves

Playing around with different ISO settings




Pink flowers


Tabebuia rosea lining the whole street



  1. Gorgeous! Have seen them around my housing area, white, pink and purple, they are a sight to behold! Did not know their name, until now! Hehe!

  2. Yeah, these are our Malaysian version of Cherry trees. I have seen them in my neighbourhood but too bad they didn't plant this tree in front of my house. I wouldn't mind the flowers that drop down to the ground.

  3. Oh mygosh, these are beauiful pictures. I wouldn't mind these trees lining my neighborhood either. What kind of cammera took these pictures. Don't tell me from your i phone.

    1. thanks winter park lawn. i'm using canon 550d, although my skills with it is far from perfect. :)

  4. Great pix. We also have a great bloom this year in Calcutta

  5. Also known as Pink Trumpet Tree or Savannah Oak, and this year, the trees everywhere in Singapore are again, flowering and shedding their flowers profusely,

  6. But vernacular name ? Particularly how is it called in Tamil?