Yellow-Flowering, Native Beauty

Tecoma stans
yellow-flowering shrub

The back wall along my backyard is covered in yellow blossoms spring through fall.

Every year, I find myself pleasantly surprised that such this lovely, yellow-flowering shrub is native to southwestern deserts on into Mexico.

Most of the flowering plants in my garden have a long flowering period.  I tend not to waste time on plants that flower for less then 2 months.  

My yellow bells (Tecoma stans) provides me with beautiful, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers spring through fall.  

Hummingbirds love the flowers too!

Want to learn more about this lovely shrub?  I invite you to check out my latest plant profile for

Great Design Plant: Yellow Bells, a Screening Queen

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
5 replies
  1. FlowerLady Lorraine
    FlowerLady Lorraine says:

    I need to see if I can find this locally. I tried growing it from seed, and it grew, but then I lost it.

    I love those yellow bells.

    Thanks for sharing this really lovely yellow flower.


  2. Jean Campbell
    Jean Campbell says:

    Tecoma stans blooms from early June through October in my zone 8b garden. Frost takes it back to the roots. It sprouts again in early May.

    I did extensive research last year on how Esperanza and Caesalpinia differs in a hot and humid climate. Our sometimes prolonged rains affect them adversely despite our sandy rapidly draining soil. So far I haven't lost a full-size plant. Some of my tiny Pride of Barbados failed.

    Tecoma stans grows easily from seed for me and with such prolific seed pods, sometimes I can't help myself.

  3. Joyce
    Joyce says:

    I have the orange one called Orange Jubilee and simply love it. My zone is really too cold in winter for it so I planted it on the south facing side of a stucco wall and it has done well and survived the winters though it dies back. My favorite yellow flower is coreopsis or my Stella doro daylily

  4. Esther Montgomery
    Esther Montgomery says:

    Dandelions are my favourite yellow flowers but none of my plants have such long flowering seasons. Perhaps one of the honeysuckles comes close – which is yellow too and beautifully scented.

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