bells of fire tecoma close blooms

Bells of Fire™

Tecoma stans 'TEC6010916' PP24170

While some Tecomas grow to gigantic sizes, Bells of Fire is bred to be more compact. Enjoy its tropical appearance and flower power; it will bloom early and rebloom bright red bell-shaped flowers continuously until frost.

Sunset Zones

9, 12–24, Evergreen in frost free climates

USDA Zones

25°F to 30°F USDA zones 9B–11

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 7b

Bells of Fire™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Hedge, Mass planting, Slope

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Blooms Earlier, Cut Flowers, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Fall Blooming, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Tolerates Clay Soil, Water-wise


Blooms early and blooms until frost

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Bells of Fire™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize throughout growing season


If hit by frost, prune hard after new growth shows in the spring


Tolerates a wide range

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 30040 is located in Zone: 7b with a temperature range of: 5 to 10 °F.