Tecomaria capensis Aurea, Tecoma capensis Aurea, Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis Aurea, Tecoma capensis Aurea

Cape Honeysuckle
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a sprawling plant that, if left unpinned, puts out long stems and becomes almost a vine that needs some kind of support. Usually kept clipped, it is often used as a low hedge. It has attractive, light green foliage and frequent displays of long, tubular yellow flowers 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.

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