Yellow Bells: An Easy Desert Plant

A Colorful, Easy Plant for Desert Landscaping

Yellow Bells (Trumpet Bush)
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Yellow Bells is one of several desert plants that I recommend for people who want desert plants that are perennial (you need to plant them only once), hardy, low care, relatively drought resistant, easy to find, pretty cheap to buy, and provide lovely color many times during the year.

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The botanical name for Yellow Bells is Bignoniaceae, Tecoma stans. It is also called the Yellow Elder or Trumpet Bush.

It is native to the Sonoran Desert.

Yellow Bells is an evergreen shrub that loves sun and heat. It can be grown in a container. It blooms from late spring through early fall. They are drought resistant, and as such don't require too much water. The plant does well in almost any soil. These are fast growing plants; Yellow Bells plants will get to about 12 feet tall, and several feet wide. Don't plant them too close to structures or to swimming pools.

The Yellow Bells blooms are bright yellow and tubular; they look like elongated bells. This desert plant attracts hummingbirds and bees. The leaves are a vibrant green color. They can be grown into a tree. If a Yellow Bells plant get frost damage in the winter, just cut it back and it will grow again in the spring.

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