Tecoma stans – Yellow Elder (6″ pot)


This is a dwarf tropical shrub or small tree that produces bright yellow flowers most of the year. The pretty flowers or blooms have a very pleasant sweet fragrance or scent. The flowers also attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Ships in a 6″ pot. May not come with flowers.

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In my opinion, these flowers put out one of my favorite fragrances out of the plants that we sell!

FAMILY: Bignoniaceae
ORIGIN: West Indies, Tropical America
full/partial sun
MIN. TEMP. : high 20s for a short period of time
FLOWER: during the warm weather, flowers smell wonderful

In the Caribbean, you will see these everywhere! It is actually the official flower of the US Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Today there are several varieties of Yellow Elder. Some are shrubs around 5′ in height, others can become trees around 20′ or so. Yellow Elder blooms most during the warm weather, but you can see flowers year-round in warm climates. The spent flowers should be removed to encourage bushiness and to encourage more flowers. Well-grown plants can become covered with yellow flowers that have a very good sweet fragrance. It is known to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and/or birds. Water is average during the warm weather and a little less during the winter when the plant can lose quite a few leaves depending on the temperatures. The Yellow Elder is a tropical plant. Established plants can withstand temperatures in the high 20s for short periods of time, but it is best if kept above freezing all the time. For cold climates, the dwarf varieties are more appropriate because they can be grown in pots and brought in during the cold weather easily.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery