Tecoma (Shurb, Pink) - Plant
Description for Tecoma (Shurb, Pink)
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where it is best grown in fertile, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. In St. Louis, grow plants in pots/containers that are overwintered indoors in bright sunny rooms as houseplants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|yellow bells||Yellow||Flowers freely||2.00 to 6.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Tecoma capensis, commonly known as cape honeysuckle, is a flowering, versatile evergreen that is suitable as a climbing vine, border plant, shrub or ground cover. It blooms in clusters of tubular, red-orange flowers that are about 2 inches in length in the late summer, fall and winter.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||20 Â°C to 30 Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tecoma
- Train a climbing vine cape honeysuckle plant on a trellis or other supporting object using plant ties to support the vines.
- To maintain the shape of shrubs, prune long or unruly branches back to a side branch or bud with sharp pruning shears.
- Cut off old, damaged or dead branches at their base and remove them.
Typical uses of Tecoma
Special features: Popular plants in southern Florida and California where they are often planted as specimens, massed in gardens and shrub borders or planted as informal hedges or screens.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.