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Tecoma alata

Previously known as:

  • Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee'
Phonetic Spelling
Ta-CO-ma a-LA-ta
Description

Orange Bells is a large evergreen shrub in the begonia family with tropical-looking showy orange tubular flowers.  It is used as an accent shrub, a screen, specimen or in the back of border.

It does poorly in shade. It is more cold tolerant than Tecoma stans though it will freeze to the ground in the winter.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Highly alkaline soilis will cause chlorosis.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#large shrub#screening#border back#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#large shrub#screening#border back#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tecoma
    Species:
    alata
    Family:
    Bignoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Peru
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Unsightly long narrow brown seedpods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Trumpet
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Large elongated orange trumpet shaped flowers. Partial sun reduces flowering.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Pinnately compound opposite leaves coarsely serrate
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Brown gray erect stems with leticles
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen