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11 November 2014

Summer Colours: Yellow and Pink. Golden Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus Balbus), Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) and Mirabilis jalapa (The four o'clock flower)

Handroanthus albus, the Golden Trumpet Tree, is a tree with yellow flowers native to the Cerrado (tropical savannas) of Brazil ( ipê-amarelo-da-serra), namely in the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo.. It is used as an urban tree, as well as a medicinal plant.

Handroanthus albus (Golden Trumpet Tree) flowers close-up. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Handroanthus albus (Golden Trumpet Tree) flowers nosegay. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Handroanthus albus (Golden Trumpet Tree) flowers.
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Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle, Crepe myrtle) is a frost tolerant deciduous tree in the genus Lagerstroemia in the family Lythraceae, native to China, Korea, Japan and Indian Subcontinent. The tree prefers full sun and will grow to 6 metres with a spread of 6 metres, it has a smooth, pinkish-grey mottled bark that sheds every year, and panicles of beautiful white, pink, mauve, purple or carmine flowers with crimped petals. It’s also songbirds and wrens' nesting shrub of choice.

Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle) bloom. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)




Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle) flowers. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Lagerstroemia indica (Crape myrtle) tree blossom. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Mirabilis jalapa (The four o'clock flower) light yellow-pink flower. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Mirabilis jalapa (The four o'clock flower) pink-yellow flower. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

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