Tecoma stans

Tecoma stans

Tecoma stans is a perennial small sized tree or shrub, much-branched which can reach 5 m height. It features opposite leaves, odd pinnate medium green, 10 to 25 cm long. The trumpet-shaped flowers are bright yellow in colour and the fruit is a large, elongated and flattened capsule. The plant is drought-tolerant and grows well in warm climates.


Common Nameyellow bells,
yellow trumpetbush,
yellow elder, giger-thomas
Botanical nameTecoma stans
Family Bignoniaceae
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colouryellow / gold
Height 4 -> 5 m
sunny rocky cracks,
Bloom TimeApril -> October
Plant TypeShrubs, Ornamental,
Medicinal, Outdoor
Fruit TypeCapsule
different tolerancesDrought tolerant
Used PartsLeaf, Bark, Root
Plant UsesMedicine, Ornamental,
Construction (wood)
Active substancesTecomine
USDA Zone10 (-1), 11 (+4), 12 (+10)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Sandy, Peaty
Propagationby Seed , by sowing,
by Cuttings, by layering
GerminationCold Germinator,
Fast Germinator
Pests/ Diseasesred spiders, whitflies

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