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Tecomaria capensis 'Buff Gold' - Cape Honeysuckle

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 12-16 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Tecomaria capensis 'Buff Gold' (Cape Honeysuckle) - A rambling and vigorous evergreen shrub (evergreen in warm climate areas but loses its leaves in colder areas) that will grow to 20 feet with support or can be pruned into an upright shrub that is 8 feet tall. The shiny leaves are divided into 5 to 7 toothed and pointed leaflets, similar to a rose leaf. The 2 inch long golden-orange tubular flowers bloom in clusters nearly year round but are particularly abundant during the fall and winter. Plant in sun or light shade. Requires little irrigation in coastal gardens but tolerates regular watering as well. Can tolerate seaside conditions and is resistant to deer predation. Can be sheared for use as a screen or hedge. Hardy to 23 F. The naturally occurring form of this plant with dark red orange flowers is native to a large part of South Africa. 'Buff Gold' is our favorite of the Cape Honeysuckle - it is a lighter color than the more common orange form. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Our thanks to Stallings Nursery for this plant.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tecomaria capensis 'Buff Gold'.