Riot Red™ Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis 'Riot Red'

Striking large blooms that are nearly double the size of other varieties, with a true red coloring. A versatile shrub with easy-to-train sprawling stems, shiny green foliage, and a profusion of boldly colored flowers. Highly effective en masse on hillsides, as an informal screen, or a clipped hedge. Evergreen.
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9 - 11

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Full sun

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 12 to 16 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide, with support.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding, Upright
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.

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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