Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

Sprawling, dark and glossy evergreen foliage give a fine-textured look to this South African native vine or shrub. Able to climb with provided support, this can quickly grow into a full size hedge, Privacy screen, or espalier. Incredibly showy clusters of red-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers burst open from fall through spring, attracting hordes of hummingbirds. Tolerant to heat, sun, and coastal exposure.


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Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.