Fairly in pink metropolis


By Iffath Fathima

Tabebuia bushes are in full bloom and residents can’t cease gazing at stunning flowers

Bengaluru is understood for nightmarish site visitors and excessive air pollution ranges, particularly in areas akin to Silk Board, BTM Format, Marathahalli, Koramangala, Whitefield and different locations. Now, residents in these areas have one thing to cheer about — Tabebuia bushes are in full bloom and other people can’t cease gazing on the stunning flowers. They’re now busy taking pictures and selfies with the blooms for his or her social media posts.

In backyard metropolis Bengaluru, numerous bushes have been introduced down indiscriminately for city growth. Many are nonetheless being axed as BM reported. Nonetheless, in some elements of Bengaluru, pockets of inexperienced nonetheless exist.

The bushes which shed their leaves in winter are in full bloom now, and other people can’t cease admiring the seasonal show.

Tabebuia rosea bushes, also referred to as pink poui or the rosy trumpet, have painted most elements of Bengaluru in pink. It’s mentioned to develop as much as 30 m in top and as much as 100 cm huge. The species is basically seen in Mexico, normally in parks and gardens. Within the wet season, it provides shade and through the dry season, blooms are ample. Often the bushes bloom throughout January and February; it could possibly additionally bloom throughout April, Might till August or September.

Zibi Jamwal, member of the Whitefield Rising, noticed the spectacular Tabebuia rosea close to the Benniganahalli Lake; she put up movies on her social media deal with of the bushes in bloom across the lake. She mentioned it was top-of-the-line spots for pink Tabebuia viewing in Bengaluru.

In the meanwhile, many of the roads are carpeted in fallen Tabebuia flowers in Jayanagar, Malleswaram, Jayamahal, MG Highway, {Dollars} Colony, Yelahanka, Marathahalli, BTM Format, Rajajinagar amongst different localities.

Madhavi Rangaswamy tweeted an image of Tabebuia rosea: “Pink is all over the place in #Bengaluru! Tabebuia rosea appears to be the favourite avenue tree within the metropolis.”

One other consumer, Nandita Das mentioned: “Spring has draped Bangalore in pink. Stunningly stunning Tabebuia rosea flowers in full bloom.”

Bengalurean Lakshmi Sharath, standing over the carpet of flowers with an image mentioned, “…Bangalore ought to have its personal Tabebuia competition.”



In Yelahanka, folks stood beneath the bushes and posed for photos. Tabebuia roseo alba are seen right here in massive numbers that are white in color. This selection is usually present in massive numbers in Brazil and Argentina as a decorative tree and supply of honey for the bees.

Different species largely seen are the Tabebuia aurea with yellow blossoms. These bushes are additionally ample in South America — Suriname, Brazil, japanese Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.

Environmentalist Vijay Nishanth mentioned Tabebuia is an avenue tree additionally appropriate for rising in parks and medium to massive gardens. “It gives magnificence to town. With the world going digital, many are in a position to seize photos and put it on social media handles, whereas others take within the visible splendor. The tall, erect and deciduous Tabebuia is fast to develop. It flowers in two to a few years. The blooms appeal to a whole lot of bugs, particularly honey bees. They supply shade, and assist in bringing down the temperature a notch. In Bengaluru, we must always take a look at rising extra bushes like Tabebuia, Jacaranda, Gulmohar and African Tulip because it enhances town’s magnificence.”

The tree can also be mentioned to have medicinal advantages whereby the cortex can be utilized to deal with malaria, anaemia, digestive issues and uterine most cancers. It has additionally been recognized to treatment arthritis, boils and ulcers. The roots, leaves and stems could be made right into a concoction that eases fever.

Cubbon Park additionally has a show of the purple Tabebuia avellanedae which flowers in winter. Many bushes are additionally seen within the open areas within the central enterprise district.


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