Lapacho trees in bloom Spring 2017

12:25 PM Sandra Gutrejde 0 Comments

They say this has been the warmest winter in Buenos Aires in the history of the National Weather Service records. And this must have affected nature for sure, because the Lapacho trees which normally bloom by mid or late September, have started to bloom in late August this year, probably earlier than ever.
The "lapacho rosado" (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is a tree native from the North-West of Argentina. One of the most splendid specimens, popularly known as the "Lapacho de Ezcurra", and one of the most famous trees in Buenos Aires, is the one planted many years ago by landscape artist Martin Ezcurra on the corner of Ave. Figueroa Alcorta and Mariscal Castilla, in Palermo Chico, which every year announces the arrival of Spring with an explosion of pink flowers:

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

Av. 9 de Julio

Botanical Garden
Plaza Italia
Av. del Libertador y Olleros
Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Caasares
This wonderful spectacle only lasts for a few weeks, so those who are in Buenos Aires in September/early October will be very lucky to witness it.

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