Tecoma smithii is an evergreen, flowering, erect medium perennial shrub. Smaller more erect and of finer texture than Tecoma stans. Usually with a short, twisted trunk. Grows 2-4m tall with a spread of 1.5-3m. Medium to fast growth at a rate of 60cm – 1.2m p/a. Flowers are showy and they are orange-yellow with fine red lines along the inside of the throat and with light orange-brown on the outside of the petals.