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Bignonia capensis

Tecoma

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2m to 7m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourMid to dark green

Description

Bignonia capensis (Tecoma). This evergreen shrub has a scrambling habit. The leaves are medium to dark green. The flowers are produced in racemes of orange-red blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in a moist well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and whitefly.

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