Cape Honeysuckle

 

Tecomaria capensis   

 

Bignoniacea

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Form: Shrub or large vine
Seasonality: Perennial, evergreen
Size: 8ft tall by 6ft wide, if trained as vine may reach 30ft
Leaves: Compound, pinnate, dark green and glossy, serrate leaflets pointed;
Flowers: Clusters of trumpet-shaped orange or red-orange flowers; 2in long (November to January)
Fruit: Seed
Stems: Dense, but can be forced to a vine if given support; leaves, up to 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, with 7 or 9 leaflets, up to 1 inch long

Range/Origin: South Africa, Mozambique
Hardiness: Sunset Zones: 12-13, 20-24 USDA: 9b-10, 26 F

Comments: Low litter, No thorns, Attracts hummingbirds

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed; cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal, removal of frost damaged branches

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