Please help Identify this tree

I live in Bradenton Florida and this is front of the bank of American on 64 and braden river by outback. It has really long skinny pods on it that are green right now and it has a flower purple with jagged edges. My mom would love one and I would like to find it for her. thanks you can email me at if you could please
q please help identify this tree
q please help identify this tree
  27 answers
  • Julanne Sharrow Julanne Sharrow on Feb 09, 2017
    pink trumpet tree

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 09, 2017
    wow, I thought that was it. Except the pods are about 12-14" long and really skinny like a giant bean.

  • Marco Godoy Marco Godoy on Feb 10, 2017
    Handroanthus impetiginosus.
    Pink trumpet. Here in Brazil, ipê-roxo (purple ipê).

  • Pam McDaniel Pam McDaniel on Feb 10, 2017
    I have a orchid tree that looks a lot like this, but my flowers are not real long, but the tree is smaller. The flowers do look the same.

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 10, 2017
    thank you, I've come to the conclusion that you are right. I have been studying and its so close. I was hoping that was it. Thank you so much :-)

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 10, 2017
    Do you happen to know how I can save the pods until they open. They are green and are falling off of the tree.

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    • Pam McDaniel Pam McDaniel on Feb 11, 2017
      When they get what looks like a bean these are the seed pods. I planted 2 last year in pots & they are growing just fine.

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 10, 2017
    that was our other thought was orchid but it seems a little closer to the trumpet. Orchid flowers seems quite different but the tree itself seems close

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 10, 2017
    okee doke, I will give it a shot. I will send you some for sure. my email is if you send me your address I will for sure. I can't wait. I have been wanting one of these trees for so long. thanks for your help

  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Feb 11, 2017
    As far as getting one for your Mom, ask the bank manager if you can take a few cuttings. I think it is best to try cuttings in the Spring. Again your local college or university should have an extension service. Ours takes the call, asks what information you need, then has an expert call you back. You can also get stuff by mail.

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 11, 2017
    ok sounds good. I actual picked up some pods off the ground and asked them in the bank but they laughed no one knew what it was

  • Rita Valdez Clack Rita Valdez Clack on Feb 11, 2017
    looks like a japanese orchid tree, there is one in front of Porter Hospital here in Denver

  • Eloise Eloise on Feb 12, 2017
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  • Ssk13684751 Ssk13684751 on Feb 12, 2017
    It is a jasmine tree

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 13, 2017
    Did you plant the whole pod or take seeds out of it

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 13, 2017
    ok good, how did you dry it. I just have it in a box, will that work? Does it take a long time for them to dry out? thanks for your help

  • Cathy Halbert Cathy Halbert on Feb 13, 2017
    It looks like a Catalpa tree, does it get caterpillars on it?

  • Danielle Clapp Danielle Clapp on Feb 14, 2017
    It does look like a Catalpa, but also looks a little like a type of bauhinia . Look at this site. You have to soak seeds over night before planting them . I believe they are easily grown. And are very wild and everywhere. Even here in south Texas.

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 14, 2017
    I will denfinitely look in to that. Thanks for your help. I have heard you have to soak these. thanks again

  • Springermom Springermom on Feb 14, 2017
    It looks pink in the photo, could be a tabebuia, the pink ones are gorgeous. If it is purple, it could be a Jacaranda, but they have round pods.

  • Lisa Lisa on Feb 14, 2017
    It's definitely a Catalpa tree, I have one in my backyard and the flower's smell is heavenly!!!!!

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 14, 2017
    Hi, the local gardner club just told be its a purple tabebuia, which I thought it looked like a tabebuia but was not pink,never seen a purple before but thats what they said it was. goood job

  • Springermom Springermom on Feb 14, 2017
    They're gorgeous, there's one here in southern Cal and it grows in a field, no care at all, and we get little to no rain all year

  • Beth Beth on Feb 15, 2017
    Your description and the picture of the tree looks like a Catalpa. My neighbor used to have one and it had the loveliest flowers on it each year. But the seed pods were a pain in the patoot as they tended to blow all over everywhere. LOL

  • Tammy Buske Tammy Buske on Feb 15, 2017
    Oh wow, thank you so much. I am going by today to get more seeds. They are just barely out of my reach. I brought a little 8" stool. lol

  • Springermom Springermom on Feb 16, 2017
    Catalpa trees have white flowers

  • Kulpy Kulpy on Mar 04, 2017
    It looks like a Hong Kong Orchid Tree