Plants > Ornamental & Shade Trees > Guayacan trumpet tree
Guayacan- a rare and attractive tree from a mature rainforest has something unreal and magical. Discovering a blooming, shining yellow Guayacan is like finding a treasure. Guayacan let’s you foresee the starting date of the green season – the tree is said to bloom one month before the rains start.
The origin of Guayacan is in Central America, as well as the other countries in tropical America. The tree grows slowly and reaches up to 50 m (164 ft) tall and can have a 1.5 m (5 ft) trunk diameter and an age of hundreds of years. The highly appreciated wood is heavy, dark brown and hard. Due to the wood, Guayacan is one of the most valued trees in the Latin American tropics.
The Guayacan is not only beautiful but also offers relief for several health problems. Tea made from the flowers treats urine and kidney trouble. The flower tea has also been used to treat tuberculosis in Latin America
The tree normally bears fruit at the end of March. 25-60 cm (10-23 inch) long, green and a bit uneven the fruit resemble bean pods. Inside the fruit, the seeds have small wings
yellow, trumpet-like flowers
February and March