18 September 2010

Tecomaria capensis (Cape Honeysuckle)

This is a beautiful, evergreen woody vine or sprawling shrub with vibrant trumpet shaped orange flowers which appear in clusters.  It thrives well in full sun and once established only needs occasional watering.  It is a fast growing plant and can grow up to 6 to 8ft that is between 1.8 meters to 2.4 meters.

In Tunis, this plant is quite often used as an effective hedge or screen.  It needs to be regularly pruned and cut back as it falls into the category of invasive plants.
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