Bells of Fire (Tecoma stans 'Bells of Fire')
Bells of Fire (Tecoma stans)
Great bells of fire! Thriving in full sun environments, Bells of Fire or Tecoma stans, feature abundant, bright red trumpet flowers that bloom in the spring and deep orange trumpet flowers that bloom in the summer. Other nicknames Bells of Fire might go by include "Sparky" or "Trojan". These colorful flower blooms bring natural beauty to landscapes across the Southwest. With its striking natural beauty, it is easy to see why Tecoma stans is such a popular, large shrub plant for use as a floral accent, background screen or planted around large patios. Bells of Fire complement homes featuring Spanish architecture and look fantastic in transition landscape settings or in a home oasis-like environment.
Bells of Fire reaches heights of up to 4-feet with a bushy look expected during its first year in the ground. Fire loves heat and Bells of Fire is no exception, making this an ideal plant thriving in full sun environments. Drought tolerant, this Tecoma stans Bells of Fire plant does not need much watering once it has been established. We recommend giving a nice prune in the winter to control height and stiffen the upright character.
Much like yellow bells, only more compact, one of the main attractions of this Bells of Fire plant is its trumpet-like flowers. Be consistent with light fertilizer to keep pushing many bright flowers in the full sun. In fact, the blooming flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinators alike, each enjoying the bright red and deep orange trumpets that bloom during certain times of the year. Used as shrubs or hedges, Bells of Fire's versatility makes it a great choice for a Southwestern landscape or even a tropical landscape. Feel free to plant around your large outdoor patio or make it a colorful part of your tropical landscape design.
Bright red to orange trumpets Spring through Fall
More compact than Yellow Bells
Fast growing, free flowering shrub for full sun