Gold Cape Honeysuckle
Tecomaria capensis 'Aurea'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide, with support.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Companion Plants||Lantana (Lantana) Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hyssop (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Shefflera (Shefflera)|
|Care||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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