Plant of the Month – Esperanza/Yellow Bells

Tecoma stans var. stans
picture6Esperanza is the Spanish term for hope. How fitting a common name for a plant that has incredible, but unrecognized, potential in the industry.

It bears bright shiny green pecanlike leaves, and green bean pods after the flowers fade.

Spectacular clusters of bright yellow, bell shaped flowers attract hummingbirds & cover these shrubs from April through November.

Generally grows to a bushy 5 ft. tall & wide. Esperanza requires full hot sun and only occasional watering during the summer. It has no major insect or disease problems.