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A picture of a Cape Honeysuckle

Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

Tecoma capensis by Prenn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Cape Honeysuckle

Overview

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.

Common problems

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Seed

Layering

Special Features

Attractive flowers