Tecoma stans
'Bells of Fire'

Tecoma stans Bells of Fire

Boy howdy, and may I say, wow! Here at Annie’s we love Tecomas for their big fat sprays of fragrant 3-4” trumpet flowers that bloom almost year-round on an evergreen bushy shrub. But ‘Bells of Fire’ turns it up to eleven with stunning blooms that are true scarlet red in spring and midsummer, and sunset orange from late summer until frost! It is garden sized at 3-4’ high and wide and can be pruned in winter to whatever form and size you desire – it can even be pruned as a patio tree, perfect for large containers! Plus, this hybrid creates very few pods, is self-cleaning and can take lots of heat! Drought tolerant once it roots are well established, and a veritable magnet for butterflies, hummers, bees and a host of other pollinators! Tolerates most soils, but does best with occasional compost throughout its bloom season.

Marti,
Gardener at Large

Full Sun
Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 8b-11