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Tecoma capensis

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Bignonia capensis
  • Gelseminum capense
  • Tecomaria capensis
Phonetic Spelling
tek-koh-MAH kah-PEN-sis
Description

Quasiclimber; tolerant of heat, drought, wind and coastal conditions; can be aggressive; winter kills in marginal areas but will resprout from root system

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot'
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Coccinea'
  • 'Salmonea'
'Apricot', 'Aurea', 'Coccinea', 'Salmonea'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#invasive#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#wind tolerant#coastal plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot'
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Coccinea'
  • 'Salmonea'
'Apricot', 'Aurea', 'Coccinea', 'Salmonea'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#invasive#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#wind tolerant#coastal plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tecoma
    Species:
    capensis
    Family:
    Bignoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tanzania to S. Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    Hummingbirds, Butterflies
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Description:
    Orange-red long tubular flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat
    Salt
    Wind