Tecoma has long been a hot garden favorite for its blooming habits, high heat tolerance, fast growth rate, and versatility in the landscape. Developed in Phoenix by an esteemed horticulturalist and ASU professor, ‘Bells of Fire’ has fiery red blooms in the cooler spring and fall seasons, with red-orange blooms throughout the hottest summer months. This was the first red-flowering Tecoma to hit the market, and is still the most compact red-flowering hybrid available, growing to only about 3-5 feet tall and wide.
‘Bells of Fire’ tolerates a bit more shade than other Tecomas, but it still flourishes in full sun locations here in Tucson. This hybrid will shed its spent flowers, and produces fewer seed pods, so it will stay tidy and keep flowering throughout the season without the need for deadheading or pruning.
Height: 3 – 5 feet
Width: 3 – 5 feet
Bloom color: Red-Orange
Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 20° F

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