Tecoma Stans (Yellow Trumpet Bush)
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 158cm.
- Tecoma Stans [tek-OH-muh, stanz] is a perennial flowering shrub known for its highly attractive and bright-colored flowers from the (trumpet vine) family Bignoniaceae.
- Also in the family is Tecomaria capensis the orange cape honeysuckle.
- It’s native to North America, South America, and Central America and is known as Bignonia stans and Stenolobium stans.
- Apart from these botanical names, the plant is widely known by many common names:Yellow elder, Yellow bells, Trumpet bush, Trumpet flower, Yellow trumpetbush, Yellow trumpet flower, Esperanza, Ginger-Thomas.
- The first part of the scientific name i.e. Tecoma is derived from the plant’s Mexican name Tecomaxochiti, which means “vessel flower.”
- Stans, on the other hand, means “standing” or “erect.”
- Yellow bells are the official flower of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- While many Tecoma cultivars and hybrids have been developed and claim to produce more and better-colored flowers, none of them can beat the cold hardiness and drought tolerance of Tecoma stans var. angustata; Arizona yellow bells.
- While Tecoma stans is a hardy plant and can grow in almost all types of soil, it prefers organically rich, moderately moist, and well-draining soil.
- The Tecoma plant typically doesn’t require fertilizing.
- However, if it is not growing and/or flowering properly despite the right growing conditions and care, feed it with an all-purpose fertilizer once in summer.
- Trumpet flower plant grows best in warm climates under full sun.
- The water requirements of the ginger-thomas plant are moderate; it prefers moderately moist soil.
- However, it is also drought tolerant and is considered as one of the easiest plants to grow in desert landscapes.
- It doesn’t like waterlogged soil and wet roots.
- Too much water will damage the plant, often causing rot and mildew.
- Therefore, be careful of watering and add about 1″ – 2″ inch compost layer into the soil, if it’s not well-draining.