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Tecoma stans 'Sparklette'

Tecoma stans 'Sparklette'
Bushy growth in first year
esperanza; yellow bells
Upright growth next year
Tecoma stans 'Sparklette'

Common name esperanza; yellow bells
Family bignoniaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow/orange (spring-fall)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, drought-tolerant

Compact variety of this species native to the (sub)tropical Americas. The trumpet-shaped flowers, yellow on the species but with burnt orange markings on 'Sparklette', are nicely offset by the divided, mid-green foliage. Curiously, after our plant was viciously knocked back in a harsh January freeze after its first season in our garden, it returned from the base with a much more upright habit. It's possible that our plant was grafted, and the rootstock took over – in which case, the rootstock ain't too shabby either.

esperanza; yellow bells
Tecoma stans 'Sparklette'
New growth in mid-February (top killed by freeze)

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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