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Tecomaria capensis 'Sunset'

 
Tecomaria capensis 'Sunset'
cape honeysuckle

Common name cape honeysuckle
Family bignoniaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z8-11)
Flowers orange
Size 6-8'
Light sun-light shade
Cultural notes well drained soil

Cape honeysuckle, native to South Africa, features glossy mid-green leaves and bright orange flowers over a long season. The flowers attract hummingbirds. The species has more of a rambling or climbing habit, but this cultivar grows more like an upright shrub, a little wider than it is tall at maturity. We planted ours as a small specimen in mid-spring, and by the end of summer it had scrambled through lattice support to the full height of our six-foot back fence, dominating its part of the border. Its flowers fizzed out by May though – we haven't seen any of its orange glory through summer.

Tecomaria capensis 'Sunset'
Growing up through the lattice

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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