Evergreen, Flowering Shrub for Tropical Gardens: TecomaBY WIKILAWN | AUGUST 19TH, 2011 | DECIDUOUS, EVERGREEN, FLOWERS, SHRUBS AND BUSHES, ZONE 10A, ZONE 10B, ZONE 11, ZONE 7A, ZONE 7B, ZONE 8A, ZONE 8B, ZONE 9A, ZONE 9B
Tecoma is a small genus of sun loving shrubs and small trees from Central and South America. Grown as popular houseplants, Tecoma produces clusters of trumpet shaped yellow and orange flowers. Evergreen in warm climates and deciduous in colder climate, Tecoma is easy to grow and attract many pollinating bees, butterflies and birds when in full bloom – adding charm to the garden.
How to Grow Tecoma
Most species of Tecoma can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. The best media to grow these prolific bloomers is a well-drained soil watered moderately. Provide them a sunny spot to grow and prune back after flowering season which is usually in summer.
Popular Species of Tecoma
Tecoma Alata: Evergreen shrub that tends to form a small tree. Bears showy yellow flowers in summer.
Tecoma Grandiflora: A vigorous climber and produces orange or scarlet flowers during all months of the year.
Tecoma Radicans: A perfect flowering shrub for covering walls or old trees because of its climbing habit. Bears scarlet, tubular flowers.
Tecoma Jasminoides: Evergreen climber with shiny, dark green foliage and wide open trumpet flowers of white or pink colors.
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