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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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CHICKLET® Gold

Trumpet Bush, Esperanza

Tecoma stans

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Chicklet Gold trumpet bush blooming in a landscape Chicklet Gold tecoma with yellow trumpet-like blooms in a landscape Close up of the yellow blooms of Chicklet Gold trumpet bush Close up of the trumpet shaped blooms of Chicklet Gold tecoma
  • Vivid color
  • Long blooming
  • North American native
Description

Think of Chicklet Gold esperanza (Tecoma stans) as a long-blooming trumpet vine in a non-invasive, compact shrub form. Cheery yellow panicles provide a festive display of color, both as a garden shrub in hot areas or as a patio plant in cooler climes. Either way, it flowers for months, attracts hummingbirds, and just generally improves the mood of all who see it.

USDA Zone
8 - 11 (15°F/-9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3-6'
Width
3'
Finish Time
0.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer into fall
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Any well-drained soil will do; tolerates moderate drought once established.

Pruning

Blooms on new wood - prune in early spring, after the plant has leafed out, if desired. However, this dwarf selection needs less pruning than conventional tecoma.

Uses

Ideal for containers in both hot and cold climates; can be incorporated into landscapes and flower gardens in zone 8 and warmer.

Growing Tips

Shrubby habit needs little pruning or training to develop into a lush, full plant with abundant blooms.