I saw this plant in bloom last week in Florida and fell in love with it. It reminds me of daffodils growing on a tree.
The name of this beauty is Tabeuia chrysotricha, Golden Trumpet Tree, which grows in the southern tip of Florida and in southern California. It is a small tree that works great as a specimen or around a patio. It has four inch long silvery leaves with tan, fuzzy undersides that drop just before April. At this time it displays clusters of bright yellow, trumpet-shaped blossoms that last until May. During the winter eight inch long, brown, hairy seed pods are visible.
I’m tempted to give it a try here in Hilton Head, wish me luck.