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Taxodium mucronatum, Taxodium mexicanum, Cuprespinnata mexicana, Montezuma Baldcypress, Mexican Cypress, Tree of Tule

Taxodium mucronatum, Taxodium mexicanum, Cuprespinnata mexicana

Montezuma Baldcypress, Mexican Cypress, Tree of Tule
Family: Cupressaceae   (Formerly:Taxodiaceae / Cupressaceae)
Subfamily: Taxodioideae
Origin: Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageDeciduousInvasiveFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

In Mexico, it is known as Ahuehueta, meaning "old man of the water". This deciduous tree of wetlands has broad, spreading crown with strong, horizontal branches and delicate, weeping branchlets. The leaves are 0.24 to 0.48 inch (6-12 mm) long. The roots of trees growing in standing water often send up conical projections ("knees"). Before the leaves drop, they turn spectacular bright orange to rusty brown. Usually occurs on moist soils along streams, or on low, poorly drained sites. It is drought tolerant when established.




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Taxodium sp., Bald Cypress

Taxodium sp.

Bald Cypress
Family: Cupressaceae   (Formerly:Taxodiaceae / Cupressaceae)
Subfamily: Taxodioideae
Origin: Southeastern United States, Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterFlood tolerant

Taxodiumis a genus of one to three species of extremely flood-tolerant conifers in the cypress family. Taxodium species grow pneumatophores, or cypress roots, when growing in or beside water; these are woody projections which rise above the water and are said to help carry oxygen to the root systems.



Taxodium sp., Bald Cypress
Taxodium ascendens 'Nutans'
Taxodium sp., Bald Cypress
Taxodium ascendens 'Nutans'
Taxodium sp., Bald Cypress


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Taxus baccata, English Yew

Taxus baccata

English Yew
Family: Taxaceae
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Taxus baccata is widely used in landscaping and ornamental horticulture. Due to its dense, dark green, mature foliage, and its tolerance of even very severe pruning, it is used especially for formal hedges and topiary.

Most parts of the tree are toxic.





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Tecoma alata, Tecoma guarume, Orange Trumpet Flower, Cahuato, Orange Bells, Yellow Bells

Tecoma alata, Tecoma guarume

Orange Trumpet Flower, Cahuato, Orange Bells, Yellow Bells
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Peru
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Beautiful loose clusters of orange trumpet-like blooms are borne from mid-summer to fall on this upright to spreading woody perennial. Dwarf variety hybrid is very slow growing and has well-branched with compact habit. It thrives in heat and blooms year round. Great for containers. Beautiful loose clusters of orange trumpet-like blooms. Hardy to zone 8B.





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Tecoma hybrid Lydia, Tecoma Lydia, Yellow Bells, Yellow Elder

Tecoma hybrid Lydia

Tecoma Lydia, Yellow Bells, Yellow Elder
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Lydia is a product of Tecoma breeding project of George Hull in Phoenix. She is indeed a beautiful everbloomer that can be expected to be in bloom from very early spring until frost.

Compared to other yellow Tecomas, Lydia is a very compact, dwarf shrub, flowers are clear, soft lemon-yellow color with white throat. Unlike traditional varieties, it is a sterile hybrid that doesn't produce messy seeds that most tecomas do.

Tecomas do appreciate a bit of extra fertilizer so monthly during the growing season, a small application will induce more new growth and flowering.





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Tecoma sambucifolia, Trumpet Flower

Tecoma sambucifolia

Trumpet Flower
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Shrubby tree, known for its many bright, yellow colored flowers borne in large clusters.




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Tecoma stans, Bignonia stans, Yellow Elder, Yellow Bells

Tecoma stans, Bignonia stans

Yellow Elder, Yellow Bells
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Large heads of golden-yellow trumpet flowers over a long period. Its a very attractive small tree or shrub. Spectacular heat-tolerant and highly pest resistant. Wonderful in containers to accent entry and patio, also in mass plantings.





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Tecoma stans - Yellow Elder

Yellow Elder. Beautiful small tree or shrub with yellow trumpet flowers, everblooming. Looks great as a standard.

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Tecoma X smithii, Orange Bells

Tecoma X smithii

Orange Bells
Family: Bignoniaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

'Orange Bells' (Tecoma x smithii) is a cross of T. arequipensis and : T. stans.



Tecoma X smithii, Orange Bells
Tecoma X smithii, Orange Bells
Tecoma X smithii, Orange Bells
Tecoma X smithii, Orange Bells


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Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava, Yellow Tecomanthe

Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava

Yellow Tecomanthe
Family: Bignoniaceae
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is extremely rare variety hard to find in cultivation. The flowers are cream to pale yellow, sometimes with a pink blush. The flowers are long about 4-5" and form clusters of 6-8 in each cluster. They are produced from each node of the stem wood. Non-aggressive vine. Blooms in Fall-Winter, sometimes through early Spring and may bloom again during warmer months.



Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava, Yellow Tecomanthe
Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava, Yellow Tecomanthe
Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava, Yellow Tecomanthe
Tecomanthe Aurea, Tecomanthe dendrophylla flava, Yellow Tecomanthe


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Tecomanthe dendrophylla, New Guinea Creeper vine

Tecomanthe dendrophylla

New Guinea Creeper vine
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: New Guinea
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Woody vine with 5-parted leaves. From old stems arise very showy clusters of flowers each with a 3- 4-inch-long dark pink tube and spreading creamy-white lobes. Non-aggressive vine. Season: Winter.





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