Yellow Bells, Trumpet Bush, Yellow Elder
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Full scorching summer sun (esperanza won’t bloom as well in shade). Few ornamental shrubs can outperform esperanza in south-central Texas; clusters of yellow, orange, or red trumpet flowers barrel all the way through the summer with or without rain or drought. If winters stay warm enough for a few years, esperanza can grow into a very large shrub or small tree; however, hard freezes usually take it back down to the roots. Like bougainvillea, esperanza provides a drought-proof tropical effect.
Light shaping to control size. Trim back as needed; it can be cut back in winter, especially after freeze damage.
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Bees, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Orange, Red, Yellow
May, June, July, August, September, October