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Products > Tecoma 'Red Hot' PP31,610
Tecoma 'Red Hot' PP31,610 - 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' PP31,610 (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. This plant received US Plant Patent PP31,610 in March 2020. Our thanks go out to Laurie Mazzella-Bennet of Star Roses and Plants for encouraging us to grow this charming new cultivar.  The information about Tecoma 'Red Hot' PP31,610 displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.