Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

Cape Honeysuckle is a sprawling, vining plant that spreads by runners, with foliage consisting of glossy, dark green leaves.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Non-native
Origin: Southern Africa
Family: Bignoniaceae
Size: 10′ – 25′
Sun: Full to partial shade
Watering: Regular
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant of all but the most alkaline soils
Temperature: Hardy to 28 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar plant for Hummingbirds and bees.
Notes: Can be trimmed to grow like a hedge. Plant against a South or West wall to protect from frost. Avoid reflected summer heat

In Maricopa County the average first frost date varies from Nov 21st to Dec 12th. In Tucson the average first frost date is Dec 3rd.

  • Keep plants well watered
  • Place plants in a protected microclimate
  • Protect by covering plants, adding heat or increasing air circulation
  • Do not prune frost damage until plants begin growing

For more info: Protecting Frost Sensitive Plants


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