tab-eh-BOO-yuh kriss-oh-TRICK-uh) tree a mile away when it's in bloom. At a time when most other trees are still a drab winter color, this species is a show-off. The bright yellow tubular flowers pop open before new growth emerges in the late winter to early spring. The flowers can be up to three inches in diameter.
Native to Brazil, they are hardy to 24°F, and grow up to 35 feet tall. They grow best in USDA Zones 9B to 11. Full sun is the preferred exposure.