Potted in 4 inch black polybag
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.
|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.