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Tecoma stans 'Sparklette'

Sparklette™ Esperanza

Esperanza

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A heat loving, full sun, compact shrub with a tropical appearance, producing clusters of showy, golden-yellow trumpet flowers with red throats all season long; hardy and drought resistant; a stunning landscape or garden accent

Description

A heat loving, full sun, compact shrub with a tropical appearance, producing clusters of showy, golden-yellow trumpet flowers with red throats all season long; hardy and drought resistant; a stunning landscape or garden accent

Landscape Attributes

Sparklette™ Esperanza is a multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sparklette™ Esperanza is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sparklette™ Esperanza will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

acidic

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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