Tropical dry forests in Mexico and Central America
Tabebuia Rosea is a tall, fast-growing tree reaching 25 to 30 m high and 1 m d.b.h. The crown is wide, stratified, and irregular, with a few thick, horizontal branches; the bole is straight, sometimes channeled at the base. Leaves are palmately divided into 5 unequal leaflets. The oval/oblong leaflets have a rough-to-touch surface, entire margin and a pointed tapering tip. The central leaflet is larger than the rest. The leaflet size is variable between 3-18 inches. Flowering occurs between December and February when the tree bursts into panicles of pink trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats.
Tabebuia Rosea does not tolerate medium to the heavy shade of sunlight and it is adaptive to a wide range of well-drained soils.
It is used to provide shade in coffee and cocoa plantations.