The Yellow Bells Scientific Name: Bignoniaceae (above)
Also called Esperanza plant or the Yellow Tecoma Stans. It does best in full sun but can tolerate some shade. Dark green leaves beautiful yellow like Blooms in spring into mid summer. Fast growing in the desert southwest. Can grow up to 5-6 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
Very Drought Tolerant once established. It will bloom all summer long but will lose its foliage during the winter months. It is a tuff perennial that many local City, State, and County landscapers use it for its resiliency and prolific flowering attributes. It is native throughout South-Central Texas, West Arizona, southern Mexico and Central America.
Where to place Yellow Bells Plant?
Place in a row for a great border plant. Use them in rock gardens or xeriscaping landscapes. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Maintenance – You will need to clean up the seed pods after blooms have expired usually around late October. Cut them back during the winter seasons or early spring and they will grow back quickly and start to bloom in late spring or early summer. A great plant for Southwest Landscape.
Close up of Yellow Bells Flower.
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