A Resource Guide to Trumpet Trees

By: Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter is a professor in the Biology Department and director of the Plant Conservatory at California Polytechnic University, San…

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As a companion to Matt Ritter’s article about trumpet trees (Handroanthus chrysotrichus and H. impetiginosus, formerly Tabebuia spp.), which was featured in the April 2011 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following list of nurseries that occasionally offer trumpet trees. Be sure to contact any nursery before visiting to confirm that there will be any available.

Evergreen Nursery
13650 Carmel Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92130
also: 3231 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92054
Wholesale and retail

Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery
2508-B East Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084

San Marcos Growers
125 South San Marcos Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6827
Online and print catalog; wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order trees from San Marcos)

Check also with your local botanical garden, as trumpet trees are sometimes available through seasonal plant sales hosted by these institutions.

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

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