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GOLD STAR Esparanza Yellow Bells Alder Fragrant Tropical Bush


Tacoma stans Gold or Texas Star is a hybrid cross selected from seedlings of Tecoma stans xTacoma angustata developed by Texas A&M University.  It is a prolific, fragrant, and repeat bloomer that grows smaller than either of the parents and repeat blooms throughout the warm season.

It's carefree nature, manageable size, bright, showy color throughout the summer, and ability to not only grow but thrive in blistering summer heat make it great choice for the Southern landscape.

This plant matures at around 6 feet in height and has an upright, branching habit, forming symmetrical branches lined with sharply serrated, almost frilly deep green leaves. The flowers are a explosive, sweet smelling,  riot of striking color in dense clusters of open throated trumpet shaped blossoms.

Gold Star can used in many interesting and versatile ways as a tall hedge or boundary planting, an accent, or as a large potted plant.

Available Size

4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Botanical Name Tacoma stans Gold Star
Common Name Yellow Alder, Yellow Bells, Esperanza, Gold Star
Plant Family Bignoniaceae
Mature Size 6 feet
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Form Cluster open throated trumpet
Bloom Time Warm season
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance Light
Key Features Small manageable size, summer long bloom cycle, heat tolerance
Suggested Uses Hedge, Boundary, Mass Plant, Accent, Large Potted
Grower Notes Hybrid from Texas A&M

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones  9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.






  • Model: TACO-STANS-GOLD-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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