Q: I want my esperanza and Pride of Barbados to bloom with out receiving so tall. Can I prune in late spring or early summertime to carry out this? Or will I get bushy vegetation that are unsuccessful to bloom?
A: Esperanza (Tecoma stans) blooms on new wooden, so it can be pruned back for form, even to the ground, in late wintertime. Pruning will help retain it a fuller plant and stay away from having too “leggy.” Gold Star Esperanza (or ‘Yellow Bells’) was picked as a Texas Celebrity since of the ease of treatment, as it thrives in the warmth of summer. The brilliant-yellow bouquets entice pollinators and bloom very best in whole sunshine from summer time to frost. Take out seedpods to keep bouquets likely.