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Tecoma stans is often confused with:
Tecoma alata Tecoma alata
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Leonotis leonurus Full Form
Tilia americana Tilia americana
Trillium erectum Flowers

Trumpetflower Tecoma stans

Description

Yellow Trumpet Bush is a drought-tolerant deciduous multistemmed shrub in the begonia family.  It typically grows 3'-5' tall but it can reach as tall as 9'.  Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings.  Cut it back to the ground if it dies back in the winter.  Encourage flowers by deadheading and pinching off fruits.  

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#showy flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#small mammals#food source#long bloom time#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#larval host plant#mid-spring flowers#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#nectar plant spring#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#bird friendly#early fall flowers#mid-fall flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tecoma
    Species:
    stans
    Family:
    Bignoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical & Subtropical America
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators nectar at the flowers. It is the larval host for the Dogface butterfly and adult food for the Plebeian sphinx (Paratrea plebeja). Small mammals eat the seeds and leaves.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 9 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • 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)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Green gray brown 4"-8" long
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3"-5" large showy yellow tubular flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lance shaped to elliptical pinnately compound opposite olive green leaves with serrate margins and acuminate tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender erect tems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought