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Orange Jubilee Esperanza

Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee'

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Orange Jubilee Esperanza (Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee') at Green Thumb Nursery

Orange Jubilee Esperanza flowers

Orange Jubilee Esperanza flowers

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Orange Jubilee Esperanza (Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee') at Green Thumb Nursery

Orange Jubilee Esperanza flowers

Orange Jubilee Esperanza flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Orange Bells, Orange Trumpet Flower, Cahauto


A heat loving, full sun shrub with a tropical appearance, producing clusters of showy orange trumpet flowers all season long; remove young seed pods to promote re-blooming; a stunning landscape or garden accent

Ornamental Features

Orange Jubilee Esperanza features showy clusters of orange trumpet-shaped flowers along the branches from mid spring to mid fall. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The serrated pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Orange Jubilee Esperanza is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Orange Jubilee Esperanza is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Orange Jubilee Esperanza will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Orange Jubilee Esperanza makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features