Botanical Name: Tecoma capensis
 Common Name: Cape Honeysuckle
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Vine

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Red

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Hedge, Screen, Wind Break

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Norman's Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen shrub that grows quickly to 6' x 6'. With support it can be trained as vine. The leaves are dark green and glossy. The vivid orange-red tubular flowers appear year-round in frost-free weather. Can tolerate full sun or part shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to South Africa.
Frost tolerant to 28 F.