Tecoma (Shurb, Red) - Plant
Description for Tecoma (Shurb, Red)
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. In St. Louis, plants should be grown in the ground as annuals or in pots/containers that may be overwintered indoors. Plants need well-drained soils in full sun.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|yellow bells||Yellow||June to frost||3.00 to 5.00 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||28ÂºF||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.
Typical uses of Tecoma
Special features: For the St. Louis area, grow in containers as patio plants that are overwintered indoors. In southern Florida and California, this may be planted as a specimen or massed in gardens and shrub borders or grown in containers.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: na