Cape Town™ Red

Cape Town™ Red

Tecomaria capensis Hybrid ‘DWRE001’ PP31200

An exciting breakthrough in cape honeysuckle breeding. These bushy plants are perfect for smaller spaces and won’t grow out of control. In frost-free climates, these evergreen plants bloom through winter—a great food source for pollinators.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones


Cape Town™ Red Features

Plant Dimensions

4–5' high x 3' wide

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Heat Tolerance


Brightly colored flowers from early spring to fall

Flowering Season

Summer, Fall

Cape Town™ Red Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize throughout growing season


Shape after spring bloom


Tolerates most native soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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