Tecoma stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas. Common names include yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas.
Common name: Yellow elder, Trumpet bush, Yellow bells, Ginger-thomas
Color: Showy, Fragrant
Bloom time: June to frost
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Potted plants should be given minimal water when not in active growth.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- It grows as a densely branched shrub or small tree.
- This evergreen shrub or small tree grows as high as 15-20 feet, but can be pruned mercilessly, after flowering, to keep it compact.
- To keep the plants tidy and continuously blooming, it is recommended that the clusters of seed pods ("green beans") be cut off.
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. In St. Louis, plants should be grown in the ground as annuals or in pots/containers that may be overwintered indoors. Plants need well-drained soils in full sun. Although established plants in the wild tolerate dry soils, container plants and new plantings need regular moisture. Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom. Remove seed pods to encourage rebloom.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for spider mites and whiteflies on indoor plants.
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