Southwest Plant of the Month – Yellow Bells – Tecoma stans

Apr 30, 2022 | Plant of the Month

General Information

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.