Plant DetailShow Menu

Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis

Previously known as:

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

Cape Honeysuckle is a quasiclimber vine that is highly tolerant of heat, drought, wind, and coastal conditions.  It can be aggressive and grows very quickly.  Winter temperatures will kill it back in marginal areas but it 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#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#weedy#fast growing#wind tolerant#aggressive#coastal plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot'
  • 'Aurea'
  • 'Coccinea'
  • 'Salmonea'
'Apricot', 'Aurea', 'Coccinea', 'Salmonea'
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#weedy#fast growing#wind tolerant#aggressive#coastal plants
  • 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
    Problems:
    Weedy