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Cape Honeysuckle
Scientific Name: Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Synonym: Bignonia capensis, Tecoma capensis
Family: Bignoniaceae
Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria  capensis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13, 16, 18-28
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 26 F, can sustain minor damage if unprotected, however recovery is generally rapid

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa, Mozambique

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, can be pruned to a 6 to 8 feet upright shrub (1.8-2.4 m) or more, occasionally rampant if left unpruned; shiny green, odd-pinnate leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm), 2 inches wide (5 cm), with 7 or 9 leaflets, up to 1 inch long (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water once established, give a good soaking every month in summer

Propagation: Seeds, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings any time.

Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria  capensis)

Cultural Practices:
Reacts favorably to pruning in early summer. Can be cut to ground every few years to keep it from becoming woody and leggy. It is fairly salt resistant and can be used for seaside plantings.

Blooming Habits:
The Cape Honeysuckle has spectacular bright orange flowers. It blooms all year, however the flowers are more abundant in autumn or spring. They attract hummingbirds.

Fruiting Habits:

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