The Cortez Amarillo is one of the many unique trees that is around our neighborhood. The tree is native to Central and South America and is mainly used for its timber however each year after the rain begins it blooms a bright yellow flower for one-two days. The entire tree turns bright yellow until the flowers all eventually fall to the ground covering the ground with a bright yellow glow.
Tabebuia ochracea – Cortez amarillo or the yellow Cortez tree as they are called is a member of the Bignoniaceae – or trumpet creeper – family. They are definitely a sight to behold and something to look forward to each year.