Red Hot Esperanza

Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF

A stunning compact variety - with lightly fragrant, fiery crimson-colored, trumpet-shaped blooms. This heat and sun-loving shrub explodes with warm color from spring until the first frost. Self-cleaning, and rarely sets seed pods. Easy to grow in the landscape or in containers. Evergreen in frost-free regions.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationtek-OH-muh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through frost; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.
Design IdeasUse as a colorful accent or mass to create a natural hedge. In extremely hot climates, this carefree, desert hardy shrub blooms even in light shade, making it perfect under the canopy of a mesquite or palo verde tree.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical, Xeric
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Accent, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Palo Verde (Cercidium); Mesquite (Prosopis)

Easily grown in well-drained, fertile soil. Water regularly in first growing season; tolerates periodic drought, once established in the landscape. Feed monthly during growing season. In northern zones, overwinter pots indoors. Cut back to 12 in. and feed in spring. Return outdoors after danger of frost. Avoid contact with sap.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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