Tecoma capensis

Botanical Name: Tecoma capensis

Common Name(s): Cape honeysuckle

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Description:

This semi-creeper makes an ideal hedging plant. T. capensis subsp. capensis has shiny foliage and bears orange honeysuckle-like flowers in summer. T. capensis ‘Apricot’ has pale orange-yellow flowers; ‘Coccinea’ has dark orange, almost red flowers; and ‘Lutea’ has yellow flowers, all in summer. Prune vigorous growth regularly. (Also known as Tecomaria capensis.)

Botanical Pronunciation: tee-ko-MAY-ria ka-PEN-sis

 

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Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Low Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers


Flowering time:

  • January
  • February
  • October
  • November
  • December

Description:
This plant bears orange honeysuckle-like flowers in summer.

Shrubs flowering in South Africa during March You can plant for winter colour in early Autumn two, so March is a good time to plant some annuals for much needed colour in the winter garden. Many plants drop their foliage and go dormant during winter, use these winter flowering annuals to splash some colour in your garden this winter. Click on the images of these flowering shrubs for detailed information on each plant Botanical Name: Abelia Species  Common Name(s): Glossy Abelia  Categories: Shrubs and Perennials Abelia Species Botanical Name: Abutilon x hybrids  Common Name(s): Chinese lantern  Categories: Shrubs and Perennials Chinese lantern Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata  Common Name(s): Panicled hydrangea  Categories: Shrubs and Perennials Panicled hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata Botanical Name: Tecoma capensis  Common Name(s): Cape honeysuckle  Categories: Shrubs and Perennials Cape honeysuckle

Foliage

Description:
This plant has shiny foliage.


Interesting Info

Also known as Tecomaria capensis.

 

Maintenance

Prune vigorous growth regularly.

Origin

This plant originates in Southern Africa.

 

Other Languages

Kanferfoelie (A)
Incwicwi (Z)
Icakatha (X)
Morapa-sitsane (NS)

Recommended Varieties

Tecoma capensis ‘Apricot’ has pale orange-yellow flowers; ‘Coccinea’ has dark orange, almost red flowers; and ‘Lutea’ has yellow flowers, all in summer. Prune vigorous growth regularly.

Size

3 m * 3 m

Uses in landscape design

This semi-creeper makes an ideal hedging plant.

 

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