Southwest Plant of the Month – Yellow Bells – Tecoma stans
|Plant Form||Shrub||Plant Size||6′ x 4′|
|Plant Type||Deciduous||Water Usage||Low|
|Sunlight||Sun, Partial Shade||Flowers||Yellow|
Physical Description: Clear yellow, 2″ trumpet-shaped flowers cluster at tips of upright woody branches with glossy green foliage. Blooms intermittently, spring to fall.
Care and Maintenance: Freezes to the ground in winter requiring removal of dead branches in early spring. Recovers quickly. Must have periodic irrigation to maintain blooming and good foliage display.
Gardener’s Notes: A heat loving, drought tolerant, eye-catching, flowering shrub that is native to El Paso. One of our most outstanding landscape plants. An orange flowered, lush foliage variety or possible hybrid cultivar is available as “Orange Jubilee”
Plant information from Southwest Yard & Garden Plant Advisor.