Submitted to: Ornamental Outlook
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 23, 2008
Publication Date: June 10, 2008
Citation: Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T. 2008. 'Miami Sunrise', 'Miami Sunset', and Tangelo', three new cultivars of Tecoma guarume. Ornamental Outlook.43:546–548. Technical Abstract: We report on the release of Tecoma guarume ‘Miami Sunrise’, ‘Miami Sunset’, and ‘Tangelo’, superior seedling selections of a semi-deciduous subtropical/tropical flowering shrub, through the National Germplasm System. These three selections each showed consistent color variation that warranted their recognition as distinct cultivars. One (‘Miami Sunrise’) is shorter growing than the other two. We believe that these fast-growing cultivars have great potential for use as landscape shrubs in USDA Hardiness Zones 9A-11, and probably as root-hardy perennials in Zone 8.