Description for Tecoma (Shrub, Orange)
Tecomaria capensis is an ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes. It can also be trimmed to form a hedge. It is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies. Dark orange color of these plants sometimes appear to be red because of environmental and sunlight factors.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Tecoma (Shrub, Orange),Cape Honeysuckle ,Bignoniaceae,yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger thomas.||Orange to dark orange||Early summer||8 to 10 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Prepare soil for desert-adapted plants. Plant from transplant in spring. If planted in native soil without amendments, you will find it more tolerant of infrequent waterings. Those planted in richer soil would prefer more water. This upright shrub will grow up to 12 feet tall and spread up to 8 feet wide.
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tecoma
- Orange Jubilee is outstanding grown as a single specimen or harmonious when grown with other water-saving plants to create a mini, subtropical oasis.
- As a screen to cover a drab block wall or shade a west-facing window, or as a focal point to add drama, this plant will not disappoint.
Typical uses of Tecoma
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Relieve pain
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