Esperanza

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Esperanza

Tecoma stans
Yellow Bells, Trumpet Bush, Yellow Elder
10

15 feet
10

15 feet
Tropical Americas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full scorching summer sun (esperanza won’t bloom as well in shade). Few ornamental shrubs can outperform esperanza in south-central Texas; clusters of yellow, orange, or red trumpet flowers barrel all the way through the summer with or without rain or drought. If winters stay warm enough for a few years, esperanza can grow into a very large shrub or small tree; however, hard freezes usually take it back down to the roots. Like bougainvillea, esperanza provides a drought-proof tropical effect.

Maintenance

Light shaping to control size. Trim back as needed; it can be cut back in winter, especially after freeze damage.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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