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Yellow Bells, Trumpet Flower 'Mayan Gold'

Tecoma stans

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tecoma (tek-OH-muh) (Info)
Species: stans (stanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Mayan Gold


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Poway, California

Keller, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 8, 2012, MusaRojo wrote:

I grew this from seed last year, and it bloomed for me in the Fall. This year the plant is coming into its own, and is truly stunning! Its been in bloom for a month now and has bloom spikes in various stages of development, which promise a long bloom season. This appears to be one of those plants which get better and better with age. If you want this to display in your beds or planters this year, buy it, dont start it from seed unless you start it very early indoors. It took four months from seed to bloom, and then it was time for it to go into the greenhouse for the winter.
While this variety is compact and full with abundant beautiful foliage, I understand it will eventually become a shrub or small tree if grown in the ground in a suitable climate.

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