Tecoma, commonly known as yellow bells or yellow trumpetbush, are in the trumpetvine family. A few years ago, when I bought a container of Mexican evening primrose, I was happy to see that two young tecoma, of the variety that’s native to this area, were growing in the container, too. At the time, I wasn’t completely sure they were tecoma, for they were just twigs with a few leaves. Last year, though they didn’t bloom, I became fairly certain they were tecoma, and this year’s flower spikes prove it without a doubt!

I had planted tecoma in a back corner of the garden years ago, but, being in a location that seldom received watering, it didn’t survive. I’m so happy that it looks like these two young tecoma shrubs are in a happy location, especially since the Mexican evening primrose didn’t survive the season.



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