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Tecoma stans/Esperanza

Tecoma stans / Tecoma stans
Trumpet-shaped flowers
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Trumpet-shaped flowers

Cluster of late summer flowers

Overview of a shrub in full bloom

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Scientific Name: Tecoma stans
Common Name: Esperanza
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This large gangly shrub that can grow to be a small tree is noted for its clusters of bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers that hang on the tips of branches. Flowers occur in summer and autumn. It cannot tolerate hard freezes without protection, but plants return the following spring following mild freezes. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight.