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az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 2, 2010
12:47 PM

Post #8190612

Got a bells of fire bush from HD. Its orange jubilee in deep red color. Any idea if it takes full sun or do well here. Does it grow into a big 8 foot bush like orange jubilee ?
Birdlady_Susie
Mesa, AZ

November 2, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #8190807

I saw those too! Thought they were lovely, wish I had space for one. I would guess that they will probably be about the same as an orange jubilee, mine are full sun and are actually bigger than 8 ft. However, you can prune and shape them very easily to fit in a certain space.

Susie

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 2, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #8190861

Oh wow - that sounds gorgeous. Will have to look that one up;o) I hope it does well for you J...
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

November 2, 2010
10:54 PM

Post #8191595

Wow that sounds very interesting!I'm almost running out of room in my garden area.
Mickey
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2010
1:01 PM

Post #8194486

Is there a plant files link for this? I tried looking it up and got a bunch of different stuff. what is it?
Birdlady_Susie
Mesa, AZ

November 4, 2010
2:58 PM

Post #8194683

They are actually tecoma stans with different varieties. The yellow ones are called yellow bells, tecoma stans var. angustata. The orange ones are called orange jubilee, tecoma hybrid orange jubilee
(I think I got these right...)

A very popular shrub here in the hot desert southwest that is easy to grow, can withstand the heat, have beaufitul flowers that the hummingbirds and orioles love.

Susie
Crista
Gilbert, AZ

November 4, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8195255

The red blossoms looked really beautiful!
az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #8195888

Ok here are pics of it

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az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #8195890

closeup pic of flowers

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az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #8195895

Pic with bells of fire and orange jubilee flowers.
Now go get a bells of fire before they are gone, i'll help you find space in your yard for it. :)

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #8196008

Pretty! They are about the color of my Cape Honeysuckles;o)
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

November 5, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #8196277

I'm going to have to fine a place for one! Anyone have an idea what they cost?
Mickey
az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #8196600

3gal size was $12.98 at hd.
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

November 7, 2010
7:51 PM

Post #8200194

It's your fault. I had to run over to Home Depot after water aerobics to look at the plant. I couldn't find it but the manager was kind enough to point it out to me. That darn plant hopped right in my cart!
I can't wait till next summer to see what it looks like. I'm thinking were I can put one in the front yard for my hummers.
The plants at my HD were a very nice size.
They had a bunch of plumeria tht were new too.
Mickey
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #8201391

There were flats and flats of them at my HD. All nice and one had a rather nifty jumping ability. It came home with me. One of the guys unloading there told me that they were a new patent. Hooray for the grower. I have just the place to grow up in.
2ndChance
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #8206896

I had one try to jump in my cart last weekend, but my cart was too full for it to fit!
az_garden
Phoenix, AZ

November 12, 2010
6:30 AM

Post #8207750

2ndchance, give it a 2ndchance to jump into cart. :-) The hd near me has only 2 of them left, 2 weeks ago they had 12-15. I planted my bells of fire in frontyard. Hope it survives winter freeze.

I want to get a sundance yellow bells...going to wait till march to get it, just in case we have frost this winter.
desertplanter
Phoenix, AZ

March 27, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8454028

Good Gardening all,
I am actually the breeder of Tecoma x Bells of Fire tm. It has nothing at all to do with Tecoma alata 'Orange Jubilee' as it has no alata in its breeding. One correction as well, Tecoma stans Sundance is actually and correctly Tecoma stans 'Gold Star'. There are about 14 species of Tecomas nearly all from the New World and there will be some pretty amazing new selections appearing in the market. Just this week we released a new yellow Tecoma with a compact habit, light green foliage, and a bright light yellow flower with a white center to be called Lydia tm. I dont check on here very often but if you do have comments or questions about the Tecomas, you may email me at Desertplanter@yahoo.com

Thanks
George Hull

Arizona State University
The Design School
Mesa Community College
Agribusiness
NPI
New Plant Introductions LLC

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Birdlady_Susie
Mesa, AZ

March 28, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8455667

Awesome info George, thanks for letting us know. I really like all the tecomas, so will be looking for Lydia. Also appreciate your email, we seem to have spurts of questions about these plants!

Susie
2ndChance
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 1, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8465923

Make a blue one George!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8469889

Mr. Hull, I just emailed you.

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