The magnificent Lapacho Rosado announces the arrival of Spring in Buenos Aires

7:39 PM Sandra Gutrejde 1 Comments

This splendid specimen, one of the most famous trees in Buenos Aires is popularly known as the "Lapacho de Ezcurra". It is a "lapacho rosado" (Tabebuia impetiginosa), a tree native from the North-West of Argentina, that was planted many years ago by landscape artist Martin Ezcurra on the corner of Ave. Figueroa Alcorta and Mariscal Castilla, in Palermo Chico, and by the end of September every year punctually announces the arrival of Spring with an explosion of pink flowers:

The Lapacho on Figueroa Alcorta Ave above is the most spectacular of all, but there are many other specimens of lapachos scattered around Buenos Aires, like the ones below:

This wonderful spectacle only lasts for a few days, so those who are in Buenos Aires at the end of September / beginning of October are very lucky to witness it.

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1 comment:

  1. Every time we see the big tree on Alcorte, H and I think of you :)
    besos, C