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"The cape honeysuckle is a flowering scrambling plant, often used for hedging. It covers a large area, climbing up other plants and nearby trellises and fences. In Southern Africa, it’s used in wildlife gardens as it attracts sunbirds and many insect species. Its dense foliage makes it ideal for birds’ nests. Its leaves are eaten by Death’s-head and fulvous-hawkmoth larvae.

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Cape honeysuckle can be potted indoors or grown in a garden as shrubs or big trees. The plant blossoms with gorgeous flowers from spring through fall and is not hard to grow in warm, moist climates with ample sunlight.
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Name Story

Cape honeysuckle
Despite the common name Cape honeysuckle for this species, it is not closely related to the true honeysuckle, Lonicera spp. The specific epithet, capensis means 'of or from the Cape', which is referring to the native range in the Cape of South Africa.

Interesting Facts

A scientific study has shown that cape honeysuckle contains valuable compounds that are able to kill disease-causing fungi like *Candida albicans, *which causes thrush and yeast infections. In addition, the plant also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity. The compound can be isolated by extractions from the cape honeysuckle leaves. This may be why traditional healers historically used the plant to relieve pain.

Uses

Garden Use
Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is a popular ornamental plant grown in private gardens and parks for its abundant red flowers which are great attractors of birds and, bees, and butterflies. This plant is salt-tolerant and is therefore suitable for coastal gardens. It makes a good dwarf hedge or groundcover and can be trained against fences and trellises. Grow cape honeysuckle with other salt-tolerant plants like ornamental grasses and yew.

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Characteristics

Plant Type
Shrub, Vine

Lifespan
Perennial

Bloom Time
Summer

Plant Height
2 m to 3 m
Spread
2 m to 3 m
Flower Size
2.5 cm to 5 cm
Habitat
Forest margins, Dry scrub, Woodland
Flower Color
YellowRedOrangePink
Leaf Color
Green
Fruit Color
Green
Stem Color
Gray

Conditions Requirement


Sunlight
Full sun
Care Guide


Water
Average water needs, watering when the top 3 cm of soil has dried out.


Fertilization
Fertilization once in spring.


Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.


Planting Time
Spring, autumn


Harvest Time
Mid winter, Late winter


Propagation
Cutting, Sowing, Layering


Potting Suggestions
Needs excellent drainage in pots."

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