The first buds of spring were spotted this weekend on some of the flowering trees in the parks. The Tabebuia trees, like seen above, are among the first to flower each year. Their yellow, pink and purple colors are spectacular! Here’s video and photos about where to look over the next several weeks for some the best views.
Here’s a quick highlight video showing how popular the Tabebuia trees are for landscaping in the parks.
Tabebuia trees usually flower in Central Florida from February to early April. This variety, Argentea, is usually one of the last to flower in the season. This tree was photographed at Disney’s Polynesian resort on March 25, 2011.
Tabebuia trees originated in South America. About nine varieties of the tree are in Florida now.
This pink-purple variety of Tabebuia is the most common variety in Central Florida.