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Tecoma australis

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to March
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow shades streaked purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Tecoma australis. This is a twining climber with pinnate leaves and ovate to lance-shaped, medium green leaflets. The tubular yellow-cream flowers are borne in racemes in early winter and early spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

E.Australia, New Guinea, Pacific Isles

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers from spring to autumn.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will thrive in full sun with shelter from strong winds. They will need adequate soil moisture in the summer. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly under glass.

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