This is a shrub or small tree that reaches 15-20 feet in height and can be pruned heavily after flowering to keep it compact. The flowers are bright yellow in color, 2 inches long with trumpet shape and hang in showy clusters at the branch tips and forks, bending the twigs into arches with their weight, hence the name Yellow Bells. It has a very long flowering season.
Common name(s): Yellow bells, Yellow trumpet, Yellow-Elder, Piliya
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Early summer to late fall
Max reachable height: Up to 20 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Tecoma capensis, commonly known as cape honeysuckle, is a flowering, versatile evergreen that is suitable as a climbing vine, border plant, shrub or ground cover. It blooms in clusters of tubular, red-orange flowers that are about 2 inches in length in the late summer, fall and winter.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Rocky, sandy, well-drained soil
Temperature: 20 degrees C to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Tecoma
To maintain the shape of shrubs, prune long or unruly branches back to a side branch or bud with sharp pruning shears.
Cut off old, damaged or dead branches at their base and remove them.
Typical uses of Tecoma
Special features: ecoma stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of the Bahamas.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It is generally keep indoor in a living room and in terrace area.