Tecomaria capensis     
Cape Honeysuckle   
Bignoniacea Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: bush, shrub or large vine (with support)
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 3-5ft, spread to 6ft; if trained as vine may reach 20-30ft
Leaves: compound, pinnate, dark green and glossy, serrate leaflets pointed; tropical appearance
Flowers: terminal clusters of trumpet-shaped orange or red-orange flowers; 2in long; bloom from November to January and sporadically throughout year
flower close-up
flower on
Tecomaria capensis
Fruit: not important
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: blank
Hardiness: branch damage at 28°F, recovers quickly



Cape honeysuckle bush
Tecomaria capensis as a foundation shrub

in some climates (e.g. southern California) may grow to be 20-30ft high

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