|Impetiginosa is a widely upright deciduous tree with smooth gray bark. Leaves are ovate to oblong, finely tooth, papery, scaly and mid-green in color. Also produce tubular-bell-shaped, rose to deep purple flowers with yellow throats, darkening to purple. In general, Tabebuia makes an excellent shade, lawn, or street tree, or border plant. Well suited to the coastal garden, this plant is tolerant of salt spray. Flowers are spring flowers are bell-shaped and yellow. Grow where soil is moist and fertile in full sun. Prune after flowering if tree needs shaping.