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Gold Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis 'Aurea'

Pronunciation: tee-ko-MAY-ria ka-PEN-sis AW-ree-uh
SKU #31220
9-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana) Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hyssop (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Shefflera (Shefflera)
CARE
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.

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