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Tecomaria capensis /Cape Honeysuckle

Tecomaria capensis  / Tecomaria capensis
Exotic tangerine-colored flowers
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Exotic tangerine-colored flowers

Several clusters of flowers

Close-up of trumpet-shaped flowers and buds ready to open

Red cultivar of Cape Honeysuckle

Typical leaf with seven leaflets

Plants 5-7 feet high in Florida landscape

Many flower most of year where there is no frost or freezes

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Tecomaria capensis
Common Name: Cape Honeysuckle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Cape honeysuckle can be a vine or a shrub depending on how it is handled in the landscape. The primary features are the clusters of bright orange tubular flowers, although there can be other colors depending on the cultivar. Provide full sunlight, and a well drained soil for best growth performance.