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Yellow Bells

Easy Plants for Desert Landscaping


Yellow Bells is one of several desert plants that I recommend for people who want desert plants that are perennial (you need to plant them only once), hardy, low care, relatively drought resistant, easy to find, pretty cheap to buy, and provide lovely color many times during the year.

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The botanical name for Yellow Bells is Bignoniaceae, Tecoma stans. It is also called the Yellow Elder or Trumpet Bush. Yellow Bells is an evergreen shrub that loves sun and heat. It can be grown in a container. It blooms from late spring through early fall. They are drought resistant, and do well in almost any soil. The Yellow Bells blooms are bright yellow and tubular; they look like elongated bells. This desert plant attracts hummingbirds and bees. The leaves are a vibrant green color. Yellow Bells plants will get to about 12 feet tall, and several feet wide. They can be grown into a tree. If a Yellow Bells plant get frost damage in the winter, just cut it back and it will grow again in the spring.

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