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Tecoma (Shurb, Pink) - Plant

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Tecoma is a genus of 14 species of shrubs or small trees in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae.
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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
Trumpetbush ,Tecoma Pink Flowers freely 2.00 to 6.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

This heat-loving group includes several showy shrubs, one of which can be grown as a vine and another as a tree. All feature 2 inches-long, trumpet-shaped flowers in the yellow-orange-red range and leaves divided featherwise into many leaflets. Excellent for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to grow in well-drained soil. Take drought but look best with periodic soakings. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom and lessen production of seedpods. Resist damage from browsing deer.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun well-drained soil Medium 20 C to 30C 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.

References

  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

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