This is a shrub or small tree that reaches 15-20 feet in height and can be pruned heavily after flowering to keep it compact.
The flowers are bright yellow in color, 2 inches long with trumpet shape and hang in showy clusters at the branch tips and forks, bending the twigs into arches with their weight, hence the name Yellow Bells. It has a very long flowering season.
Planting and care
- 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.
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.
|Soil||Rocky, sandy, well-drained soil|
|Temperature||20 degrees C to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|