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Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF - Red Hot Trumpetbush
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Tecoma 'Red Hot' (Red Hot Trumpetbush) A compact shrub to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. It has dark green pinnately compound leaves with leaflets having dentate margins. Over a long period from early spring to late fall appear the lightly fragrant trumpet shaped flower that first emerge a deep crimson red color with yellow centers and mature to a lighter orange red. The flowers produce few seed pods so is less messy. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate infrequently to occasionally - has proven fairly drought tolerant even in desert locations. Is cold hard to 15 F. Deadhead flowers for a prolonged flowering and prune in fall to shape as needed. This plants smaller size makes it a great choice for smaller gardens. Attractive to butterflies and is a magnet for hummingbirds yet seems moderately resistant to deer and rabbit predation. This hybrid comes from Tucson-based Civano Nursery Inc and likely involves hybrid parentage derived from the African plant, Tecoma capensis (previously known as Tecomaria capensis) and the North American Yellow Bells, Tecoma stans. Our thanks go out to Laurie Mazzella-Bennet of Star Roses and Plants for encouraging us to grow this charming new cultivar.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF.