Fiery Tecomas, commonly known as Esperanza, are shrubby flowering plants that LOVE the heat.
The hotter it gets, the more they thrive. We have been recommending these plants for several years now, we even have a couple planted around our new parking lot! They are native to south-central Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico and on toward Central America. These plants grow in a shrubby form by sending up shoots from the ground each year. They are root hardy to 10 degrees. Mild climates and mild winters here in California’s Central Valley will cause them to be deciduous shrubs even though some internet sites list them as evergreen shrubs. They are what we call “Waterwise” as they don’t need frequent or excessive water to thrive here in the summer. They can be used as a bush or trained on a trellis. Below is a chart illustrating the different varieties and their characteristics.