Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany
|A shrub growing upright and has compact growth habit, up to 1.8 m tall and 1 m wide.
|Compound pinnate (odd-pinnate), glossy dark green leaves with serrated or toothed margin.
|Large and showy, apricot yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with reddish-orange throats. Flower when in bloom is about 5 cm in diameter.
|Plant is almost sterile, and produces very few seeds.
|Others - Plant Morphology
|The cultivar is named after the Arizona State University mascot, hybridized by an ASU faculty member, George Hull in 2012.
|Plant in a well-drained soil. If plant in containers, ensure there is excellent drainage. Plant requires very little water once established.
|The genus Tecoma is taken from the Mexican name tecomaxochitl.
|Desirable Plant Features
|General, Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant, Container Planting
|Bird & Wildlife Garden
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna
|Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Bee), Vertebrates (Bird))
Plant Care and Propagation
|Moderate Water, Little Water
|Plant Growth Rate
|Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
|Generally not affected by pest or disease, however can be infested with whiteflies and spidermites.
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Glossy / Shiny
|Prominent Young Flush Colour(s)
|Young Flush Texture(s)
|Glossy / Shiny
|Foliar Arrangement Along Stem
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Pinnate / Net
|Serrate / Toothed
|Foliar Apex - Tip
Non - Foliar and Storage
|Stem Type & Modification
|Underground (Tap Root)
|Flower & Plant Sexuality
|Orange, Yellow / Golden
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.