Cape Honeysuckle Vine
An Evergreen Vine with Vibrant Orange Blooms
If you're looking to add a bit of color to your garden or landscaping, you'll love the rich look of the Cape Honeysuckle plant. Let it grow as a sprawling or sheared shrub, or train it on a sturdy anchor to grow as a vine.
Beautiful Accent Plant
The Cape Honeysuckle makes a gorgeous accent plant, either as a shrub or as a vine. If you use it as a shrub, you'll either opt to shear it or let it sprawl. If you choose to shear it, you'll end up doing plenty of maintenance on it as it loves to grow. If you let it sprawl, you can reasonably expect it to grow on the upwards of 20-feet wide. As a vine, it decorates pergolas and trellises beautifully, making a spectacular addition to a wedding scene.
Full Sun Required
In order to bloom in abundant clusters, the Cape Honeysuckle relies on access to full sun conditions. While it can grow in partial shade, it won't be as vibrant as it would in an area where it soaks up sunlight. The blooms are trumpet shape, and big hummingbird attractants. As a matter of fact, you'll likely see more than just hummingbirds paying it a visit.
Evergreen and Orange
An evergreen plant, the Cape Honeysuckle maintains its foliage year-round. The foliage is a medium green color that pairs beautifully with its vibrant blooms. The good news is the plant is also drought tolerant once its watering schedule and root system have thoroughly developedâ€”usually in about a year's time. It survives in plenty of different soil types, so there is no need for fertilizer or really any additional care other than pruning and trimming as necessary.