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Tecoma capensis

   (Family: Bignoniaceae)
   
English: Cape honeysuckle Swazi: Malangula Xhosa: umsilingi  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2 - 3m
Spread: 2.5m
Special properties:
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Savanna
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Red
 
Orange
 
Yellow
 
Cream
Flower shape
 
  Polinator
  Nectar-feeding birds, especially sunbirds.
  Flower info
  Flowers are tubular and vary from red, deep orange, yellow to salmon
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Evergreen plant in warm climate areas but loses its leaves in colder areas.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Fast growing, scrambling shrub.
Growing EDIT
Propagate from cuttings or by removing rooted suckers during the active growth phase.
Distribution EDIT
This shrub is widely distributed throughout Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape coast and Mozambique.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Planted as an ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes. It can also be trimmed to form a hedge.

The powdered bark is used as a traditional medicine to relieve pain and sleeplessness.
Ecology EDIT
It is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies.
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