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Tecoma stans var. angustata

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Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tecoma (tek-OH-muh) (Info)
Species: stans var. angustata

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14 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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

Foliage:
Deciduous

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

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Profile:

8 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive TrotlineDesigns 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.

Positive lizards_keep On May 22, 2010, lizards_keep from Colmesneil, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

With two hummingbird feeders hanging over this bush its keep busy all summer with hummers, butterflies, and bees of all types.

Positive MBMom 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 its a head turner with bouquets of flowers that does not end. I have it right by my front door.

Neutral botanygirl 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.

Positive anomina 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.

anomina in southwest florida

Positive Larabee On Aug 9, 2004, Larabee from Houston, TX wrote:

This is a very showy plant, with clusters of vivid yellow flowers. In the summer, my esperanzas steal the thunder from all my other flowers. Have not had any problems with it at all.

Neutral foodiesleuth On Jun 3, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

I am waiting for my sister to send me seeds from Miami ;-)

Positive Monocromatico On Feb 3, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This tree never grows very large, blooms all the year, and, if its not blooming, the bright green foliage will do it. Its a perfect tree for any tropical and subtropical yard.

Positive cknutsen On Aug 24, 2003, cknutsen from Kingsland, TX wrote:

I have grown so many of these beautiful plants from the seeds, but would like know about the stem cutting method.

Positive jacaranda On Mar 23, 2003, jacaranda wrote:

The best possible selection for any garden.

Regional...

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

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Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Queen Creek, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Mountain View Acres, California
Palm Springs, California
Santee, California
Bradenton, Florida
Clewiston, Florida
Delray Beach, Florida
Fort Mc Coy, Florida
Inverness, Florida
Islamorada, Florida
Mc Intosh, Florida
Miami, Florida (2 reports)
Palm Harbor, Florida
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Sulphur, Louisiana
Zachary, Louisiana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2 reports)
Charleston, South Carolina
Alice, Texas
Arlington, Texas
Beaumont, Texas (2 reports)
Belton, Texas
Bulverde, Texas
Colmesneil, Texas
Cypress, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Granbury, Texas
Harlingen, Texas
Houston, Texas (3 reports)
Katy, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Kingsland, Texas
League City, Texas (2 reports)
Livingston, Texas
Midway, Texas
Port Arthur, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)
Washington, Texas



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