Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) 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
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Feb 10, 2012, TrotlineDesigns from Clewiston, FL wrote:
Starting from seed is pretty simple with this guy. I just toss half a dried bean in a pot and not long from then I have a few pop up, thin them out later and in no time (and I mean no time really, a few months) you have a small tree. They do great in pots and in the ground.
In under a year I had 2 - 8 foot trees. I have seen them in Alice, Tx. grow over 15 feet high so be aware of that if you plant them near your house as they have a pretty tough root system.
On Jun 3, 2009, MBMom from Port Saint Lucie, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I started this plant from seeds I collected. The foliage is very attractive and the plant requires no special care. When Tecoma is in bloom it’s a head turner with bouquets of flowers that does not end. I have it right by my front door.
On Nov 10, 2004, botanygirl from Pflugerville, TX wrote:
I have read alot on this plant and intend to plant some in my garden because it is so beautiful. The only thing bad that I have read on this plant is that the nectar is poisonous and the honey that the bees make from it is poisonous. I live in the Zone 8 and it blooms from spring thru fall here.
On Sep 15, 2004, anomina from Bradenton, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
mine went into flower in the spring and has been flowering enthusiastically ever since and we are now in mid september. it requires no particular care, and no pests seem to inhabit it. it's not too big and not too small to have an impact. the perfect, beautiful, flowering plant. if you can accommodate it, i highly recomend it.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports) Queen Creek, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Mountain View Acres, California Palm Springs, California Santee, California Biscayne Park, Florida Clewiston, Florida Delray Beach, Florida East Lake, Florida Fort Mc Coy, Florida Fruitville, Florida Inverness, Florida Islamorada, Florida Macintosh, Florida Miami, Florida Port Saint Lucie, Florida Samoset, Florida Sulphur, Louisiana Zachary, Louisiana Elizabeth City, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2 reports) Centerville, South Carolina Alice, Texas Beaumont, Texas (2 reports) Belton, Texas Bulverde, Texas Colmesneil, Texas Cypress, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Decordova, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Georgetown, Texas Horizon City, Texas Houston, Texas (3 reports) Katy, Texas Kerrville, Texas Kingsland, Texas League City, Texas (2 reports) Midway, Texas Palm Valley, Texas Port Arthur, Texas Round Rock, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports) Washington, Texas West Livingston, Texas