Tecoma (Shrub, Orange) - Plant
Description for Tecoma (Shrub, Orange)
Tecomaria capensis is an ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes. It can also be trimmed to form a hedge. It is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies. The powdered bark of this attractive garden plant is used as a traditional medicine to relieve pain and sleeplessness.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Tecoma (Shrub, Orange),Cape Honeysuckle ,Bignoniaceae,yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger thomas.||orange||Early summer||8 to 10 .||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Prepare soil for desert-adapted plants. Plant from transplant in spring. If planted in native soil without amendments, youâ€™ll find itâ€™s more tolerant of infrequent waterings. Those planted in richer soil would prefer more water. This upright shrub will grow up to 12 feet tall and spread up to 8 feet wide.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||0Â° to 5Â° F,||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tecoma
- Orange Jubilee is outstanding grown as a single specimen or harmonious when grown with other water-saving plants to create a mini, subtropical oasis.
- As a screen to cover a drab block wall or shade a west-facing window, or as a focal point to add drama, this plant wonâ€™t disappoint.
Typical uses of Tecoma
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: relieve pain