Tecoma stans – Yellow Bells / Yellow Trumpet Vine
Yellow bells are the type of Tecoma stans with yellow, trumpets shape flowers that are large and showy. They are perennial shrubs or vines that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. A great drought tolerant plant choice for the full sun. An evergreen plant that is always green that is also called yellow elder and trumpet vine. Can grow over 15 feet if allowed.
Not compatible with your zone (2a)
General Plant Information
Tecoma stans (Yellow Bells / Yellow Trumpet Bush) Information and Care
Tecoma stans are a stand out in any garden for their showy, trumpet shape, bright yellow flowers. Their relatively big, about 2-3″ long. They blossom and in the Spring and Summer and attract butterflies, humming birds and bees.
This is because their flowers color, size, and shape are bright, large, and co-evolved with birds long beak. Followers are followed by the products of pods with papery wings that hold their seeds. The plant produce this in the fall.
Plant in the full sun, and soil that drain well. Water regularly during the Spring and Summer months to establish plants. Fertilize in the Spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer like 15-15-15 (triple 15). Trim to maintain size and shape. Train as an evergreen climber or cut back like a shrub.
Much as other climbing vines, Yellow Bells can grow over 20 feet if allowed. Proper maintenance include removing dry twigs and branches. As well as growth towards the center of the plants and cross each other. Remove new growth from lower on the plant to direct the plant energy to the main branches.
Trim them to not let allow to over fill an area. They grow so easy, they can become a weed that need to be cleaned up from time to time. Do not stake or cut back to grow as a ground cover. As a result they will spread naturally.
Their bright green leaves are oppositely arrange, pinnately compound, toothed leaflets are about 3″ long and pointed at the tip. Also, their tubular flowers are about 2″ long, very showy and long lasting.
Additional InformationPlant Type: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
Plant Care Information
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Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.