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Products > Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF
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 the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Tecoma 'Red Hot' PPAF.