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Cape Honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis.

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Cape Honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis. Also Called: Bignonia capensis, Tecomaria capensis. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.
Cape Honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis.
March 15, 2006.
Sun City, Arizona.
Cape Honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis. Also Called: Bignonia capensis, Tecomaria capensis. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.Cape Honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis. Also Called: Bignonia capensis, Tecomaria capensis. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.
Cape Honeysuckle.
Tecomaria capensis.
Cape Honeysuckle.
Tecomaria capensis.

Cape Honeysuckle.
Tecoma garrocha, Bignonia Family: ( Bignoniaceae ) , Cape Honeysuckle. Also Called: Bignonia capensis, Tecomaria capensis.

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Cape Honeysuckle is a five to ten foot high shrub with pinnate leaves and racemes of orange-salmon funnelform 2 inch wide flowers. Native to South Africa. Hardy to at least 22F.

Commonly used for screening and decorative purposes.

Attracts hummingbirds, creates a tropical effect.


Quick Notes:

Height: 5 - 10 feet tall, spread 4 to 6 feet.

Flowers: On terminal clusters of trumpet-shaped orange or red-orange flowers about 2 inches long.

Blooming Time: Late March to October.

Leaves: Leaves are pinnately compound; 4 inches long, dark green and glossy, with pointed serrate leaflets.

Found: The USDA claims Tecomaria capensis is native to the USA (FL), USA+ (PR). It is also native to South Tropical Africa: Mozambique. South Africa: Thr Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga; & Swaziland. It is naturalized in Macaronesia: Spain: The Canary Islands; Australia: Queensland New Zealand; the South America Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico. We have also seen it growing throughout Mexico, & Peru.

Elevation: Native from 600 to 2,500 feet.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Partial Shade

Habitat: Alkaline, well-drained/light soils. An ideal landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 15, 2006. Sun City, Arizona.

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