Trumpets in the desert

    The Arizona Yellowbells is a small evergreen shrub that blooms nearly year round in areas which never receive frost; and can be seen from a great distance in the desert. The slightly fragrant trumpet or bell shaped blooms have made this plant a popular house plant.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Arizona Yellowbells
    Scientific Name:
    Tecoma stans
    Southwest US, Mexico and south into Argentina
    • Yellow
    • Bees
    • Butterflies
    • Hummingbirds
    Fun Facts:
    • Flowers provide food for bees.
    • Used by Native Americans to make bows.
    • Roots were brewed for a sort of beer.
    • Used in traditional medicines.
    Plant Type:
    • Evergreen
    • Shrub
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)