|Humming birds love Tecomas!|
One of the most familiar here is Tecoma stans which if left alone will make a huge upright shrub covered in trusses of canary yellow flowers. It was not successful in our yard as I think the space was too restricted but does well in many gardens. A nearby garden has a wonderful tall hedge of it which was flowering prolifically a few weeks ago but in the inevitable pursuit of tidiness they trimmed it - yes cut all the flowers off - unbelievable!
|Tecoma stans - my yard - no flowers - it had to go!|
|Tecoma 'Gold Star'|
|Tecoma 'Orange Jubilee'|
|Tecoma - probably 'Sunrise'|
|Close up of 'Sunrise'|
|Tecomaria capensis not surprisingly from South Africa|
If you don't have the warm climate and are feeling a little envious, try growing the very similar and related Campsis which is much hardier. Plant it on a sheltered south or west facing wall. Mine back in my UK Midlands garden has been thriving and flowering for many years and survived the tough winter a couple of years ago. The red flowered 'Mme Galen' is the most familiar cultivar, freely available in garden centres. There is also a soft orange called 'Flava' which I haven't grown but appears to be similarly hardy.
|Campsis taglibuana 'Mme Galen' - back in my Nottingham garden|
|Campsis radicans 'Flava' photographed in Paris|