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Tecoma ricasoliana

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Features

  • BloomsDecember to June
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPale purple, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Tecoma ricasoliana. This is a climbing shrub with 9-11 leaflets which are 2-4cm and serrate. The flowers are borne in corymbs of pale purple blooms.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

South Africa

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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