Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’ Yellow Bells, Esperanza

Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’ has a very long flowering season, from early summer to late fall. This is a shrub or small tree that reaches 15-20 feet in height and can be pruned heavily after flowering to keep it compact . The flowers are bright yellow in color, 2 inches long with trumpet shape and clustered at the branch tips, hence the name Yellow Bells. The fruit on Esperanza is a “bean type” capsule about 8 inches long that ripens to a chocolate brown color. ‘Gold Star’ was discovered by Greg Grant for it’s early flowering, heat tolerance, vigor, and pest resistance. ‘Gold Star’ produces large clusters of yellow flowers all the way till frost, more so than the species. Tecoma stans is a Texas native, around the Trans-Pecos area. Great for Xeriscaping, Mass Plantings, and Container Gardening. Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’ is part of our Plants For Texas® Program, meaning it was Texas Grown, Tested in Texas to perform outstanding for Texas Gardens.

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