Tecoma Stans "POT"
A fast and vigorous grower, Tecoma stans (Yellow Bells) is a showy semi-evergreen shrub or small tree with long droopy branches boasting brilliant clusters of bright yellow trumpet-shaped owers. Blooming continuously from spring to frost (all year in warm weather climates), the slightly fragrant blossoms attract butteries and hummingbirds. They contrast nicely against the foliage of odd pinnate bright green leaves adorned with toothed leaets. T
The flowers are followed by narrow bean-like seed pods, 8 in. long (20 cm), which dangle from the shrub like Christmas ornaments and are conspicuous in the fall. Prized for its heat and drought tolerance, as well as its spectacular oral display, Tecoma stans has become a popular landscaping plant. It is most often used as a specimen or mixed into a shrub border.
Origin: Southern United States, Central and South America
Height: 2.00 to 6.00 ft
Light & Temperature: It grows best in warm climates under full sun. When growing in your garden, make sure to plant the trumpet bush at a site where it receives at least six hours of sunlight every day.
Watering and Feeding: 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. 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.
Soil & Transplanting: Once established, trumpet-creeper don’t need much maintenance.However, pruning and pinching the spent pods and flowers encourages bushiness and blooming.Cut back your yellow bell plant, if it gets damaged or dies in the winter, to encourage new growth.Since the plant grows at a fast rate and spreads up to several feet, it is recommended to plant it at a site where it has plenty of room for growth.