Yellow Bells
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Yellow Bells
N Introduced Tree Photo: Tabish
Common name: Yellow bells, Yellow trumpet, Yellow-Elder • Hindi: Piliya पीलिया • Kannada: ಕೊರಾನೆಚೆಲ್ಲಾರ್ Koranechellar • Tamil: Sonnapatti • Telugu: Pachagotla • Bengali: Chandaprabha • Marathi: Ghanti ful घंटी फुल • Nepali: घट पुष्प Ghata Pushpa, सावरो Saawari
Botanical name: Tecoma stans    Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)

Yellow bells was discovered by Greg Grant for it's early flowering, heat tolerance, vigor, and pest resistance. The flowers are bright yellow in color, 2 inches long with trumpet shape and hang in showy clusters at the branch tips and forks, bending the twigs into arches with their weight, hence the name Yellow Bells. It has a very long flowering season, from early summer to late fall. This is a shrub or small tree that reaches 15-20 feet in height and can be pruned heavily after flowering to keep it compact. The fruit on is a "bean type" capsule about 8 inches long that ripens to a chocolate brown color.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Delhi

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