YELLOW TABS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE: WHERE DID ALL THE BLOOMS GO?

Maria Muhlhahn, FCHPMaria Muhlhahn, ArtisTree Purchasing Manager, FCHP, ISA Certified Arborist

First, the brakes lights — then a head turn. Yellow tabs have a way of slowing down traffic on the busiest streets in Florida. But there’s also a downside that admirers tend to forget: the Yellow Tabebuia is a spring bloomer, which means you’re going to absolutely adore it March and April and then just kind of forget about it after that.

And that’s too bad, because the yellow tab should be hailed for several other good qualities it brings to landscape design. It’s highly drought tolerant, grows well in a variety of soils and requires little maintenance. Growing between 20 and 30 feet, it’s perfect for medium-sized yards and can also serve as a nice accent on larger properties. It’s not sticky or messy, either.

So be patient. While you’re waiting for next spring’s annual explosion of color, be content in knowing that your yellow tab is devoted to bringing you cool shade all summer long. A nice bottle of cab under your tab seems like the perfect way to get your summer started. Cheers!

Yellow tabebuia tree

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