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(s): yellow bells
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: June to frost
Max reachable height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: 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.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: 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.