Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach

Cape Honeysuckle

Scrambling shrub. Leaves to about 8 cm long. Leaflets 5-9, variable, ovate-elliptic to almost round, to 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, tips pointed. Flower cluster compact. Flowers to about 6 cm long, curved, lobes about 1 cm long, orange to scarlet; spring to summer. Fruit capsule 6-7 cm long, linear-oblong; seeds about 1.5 cm long. [Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.]


Sometimes used as a hedge plant, this vigorous grower has become naturalised in coastal districts of NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Tecomaria capensis 'Aurea'

Flowers yellow.

Harmony Gold is possibly a promotional name used for this cultivar.