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  Tecoma 'Sparky'
  Family Name : Bignoniaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Compact
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A shrub growing upright and has compact growth habit, up to 1.8 m tall and 1 m wide.
      Roots: Tap root.
      Foliage: Compound pinnate (odd-pinnate), glossy dark green leaves with serrated or toothed margin.  
      Flowers: Large and showy, apricot yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with reddish-orange throats. Flower when in bloom is about 5 cm in diameter.
      Fruits: Plant is almost sterile, and produces very few seeds.
      [Others]: The cultivar is named after the Arizona State University mascot, hybridized by an ASU faculty member, George Hull in 2012.
      Cultivation :
      Plant in a well-drained soil. If plant in containers, ensure there is excellent drainage. Plant requires very little water once established.
      Etymology :
      The genus Tecoma is taken from the Mexican name tecomaxochitl.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Bird & Wildlife Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Bee); Vertebrates (Bird))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Moderate
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Potential Problems :
      Generally not affected by pest or disease, however can be infested with whiteflies and spidermites.
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Type :
      Compound
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Woody
      Root Type :
      Underground (Tap Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Trumpet-shaped
      Inflorescence Type :
      Raceme
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering

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