Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

West Indian Honeysuckle

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Some orange Tecoma capensis flowers
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by Prenn (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Tecoma capensis is an evergreen shrub species in the Bignoniaceae family. It produces scrambling stems up to 3m in length, these are self-clinging and bear dark green foliage. Leaves are divided into a pinnate arrangement and this plant produces bright orange blooms in clusters. Flowers are around 5cm long, appearing late in the summer, they are tubular and curve gently. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Bignoniaceae

Flower colour

Orange
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