Tecomaria capensis Apricot, Tecoma capensis Apricot, Apricot Tecoma, Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis Apricot, Tecoma capensis Apricot

Apricot Tecoma, Cape Honeysuckle
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Rare variety of tecomaria with apricot color flowers. This plant stays compact unlike other tecomarias that may become invasive. Usually kept clipped, it is often used as a low hedge. It has attractive, light green foliage and frequent displays of long, tubular flowers that may be apricot or orange at the ends of the stems. Cape Honeysuckle needs very well-drained soil and prefers full sun, but will bloom in filtered light; flowering is best is slightly cooler climates. See Article about Tecomaria.

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