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Tecoma stans

Tecoma Stans

Tecoma stans, Esperanza, Trumpet-flower, Yellow Bells, or Yellow Elder, or whatever you call it, has become a very popular plant in the desert Southwest landscape.

Showy, large, bright yellow flowers are highlighted by the attractive, shiny, green foliage. The plant flowers continuously through the heat of the summer, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Seed pods are four to six inch long capsules.

There are a few new varieties with colors varying from golden to bright yellow.

Heat and drought tolerant plant, great for xeriscape gardens in the desert Southwest. Very low maintenance plant.

A fast grower to 3 to 6 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide, requires full sun and low water usage, once established.

Cold hardy plant, recommended to only 15 degrees F, but faired well when Las Cruces, NM February temps were below zero for a few days.

Freezes to ground level, but comes back in the spring from the roots. Watering in the winter will help the plant survive.

Tecoma stans is a great shrub for the desert Southwest landscape!

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