Red Hot Esperanza
Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring through frost.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Drought Tolerant|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Accent|
|Design Ideas||Use 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.|
|Companion Plants||Juniper (Juniperus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Palo Verde (Cercidium); Mesquite (Prosopis)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.