A picture of a Yellow Trumpetbush

Yellow Trumpetbush

Tecoma stans

Also known as

yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas, Yellow trumpet tree, Yellow begonia

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

4m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tecoma stans flower

Yellow Trumpetbush Overview

Tecoma stans is a perennial species in the Bignoniaceae family. Originating from tropical and subtropical climates in the Americas, this attractive plant is cultivated as an ornamental for its showy, bright yellow flowers. Blooms are trumpet-shaped, with 5 petals, leading onto flattened seedpods with papery wings. Foliage is divided into leaflets, these are oppositely arranged on stems with one leaflet at the tip. Leaves are oval to lance-shaped and they have sharply serrated margins. This species can cope with periods of drought, growing best in mild climates. The flowers are popular with pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies. They are also popular with hummingbirds.

Common problems with Yellow Trumpetbush

How to propagate Yellow Trumpetbush

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Special features of Yellow Trumpetbush

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Yellow Trumpetbush

Grown for their flowers from spring to autumn.