Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds
Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds

Cape Honeysuckle Tecoma capensis 20 Seeds

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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. It is a rambling shrub that will grow to 20 feet with support or can be pruned into an upright shrub that is 8 feet tall with branches that root where they touch the ground. The shiny leaves are divided into 5-7 toothed and pointed leaflets, similar to a rose leaf. Orange-red long tubular flowers bloom in clusters during the fall and winter. Plant in sun or light shade, needs little water. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A good plant that can be left in its natural form or can be sheared for use as a screen or hedge. This plant is native to a large part of South Africa and found throughout Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape coast and Mozambique. Cape honeysuckle grows rapidly and can reach up to 30 feet in ideal conditions. It prefers well-drained soil, moderate watering and full to partial sunlight. Cape honeysuckle is hardy in zones 9 through 11.

Seeds are Stored in a Refrigerator to Maintain Viability

Growing Instructions

  1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  2. Put the seeds on the soil.
  3. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water the seeds.
  5. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

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