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Cape Honeysuckle Plant Tacoma Capensis Mango Peach Apricot

$12.50

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Tacoma capensis or Cape Honeysuckle is the type of plant commonly known (in the South anyways) as a scrambler, meaning it was neither shrub nor vine, but would nonetheless grow up, over or around most anything.

This native of South Africa is a cheerful and versatile addition to subtropical landscapes. It can be trained to grow on a trellis, allowed to cascade over walls or plants, can used as barrier/hedge/screen, or as ground cover or erosion control on steep slopes or rocky banks. It can adapt to a wide range of soil, is salt tolerant, and able survive with minimal irrigation once it is well established.

The most well known type of Cape Honeysuckle rewards with abundant clusters of brilliant scarlet orange trumpet shaped, nectar filled flowers that draw in butterflies and hummingbirds.  This newer variant flowers with same flower in soft, dusty tones, of apricot to peachy pink.

It is a rare and lesser known variant that is seldom grown commercially or found in chain store garden centers

 

Botanical Name Tacoma capensis Mango
Common Name Mango Tacoma or Cape Honeysuckle
Plant Family Bignoniaceae
Mature Size 8 feet
Bloom Color Soft apricot toned peach to pink
Bloom Form Tubular trumpet
Bloom Time Warm season
Zone 9,10,11
Fragrance No
Key Features Easy to grow, unusual color, attracts hummingirds and butterflies
Suggested Uses Hedge, accent, mass plant, potted
Grower Notes Seldom grown in commercial production
 

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Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: TAC-CAP-MA-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 7 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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