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Orange Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis

A beautiful evergreen shrub with sprawling, woody, vine-like stems. Branches can be pruned and shaped to form a lush accent shrub or hedge. Showy, small, red-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers appear in clusters. Thrives in warm, sunny locations and tolerates coastal exposures.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationtee-ko-MAY-ria ka-PEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, with support.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
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 AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Erosion Control, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull 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 PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Hyssop (Agastache); Lantana (Lantana); Schefflera (Schefflera)

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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