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Gold Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis 'Aurea'

Shiny evergreen foliage on easily-trained, sprawling stems is accented by prolific clusters of showy, tubular, golden yellow flowers. A versatile climber that is highly effective when planted en masse on hillsides, or as an informal screen or clipped hedge. Utilize for a trellis or to hide an unsightly fence.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationtee-ko-MAY-ria ka-PEN-sis AW-ree-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide, with support.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlant this vine for a lush look at the seashore. It can be trained on a support and used with small shrubs, or it can be used as a sheared shrub itself. The brightly colored orange flowers will be an eye-catcher.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Erosion Control, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana) Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hyssop (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Shefflera (Shefflera)

Prefers average to enriched, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune branches periodically to maintain desired form or size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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