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Tecomaria capensis

This scrambling, multi-stemmed shrub is originally from the Eastern Cape and can be quite invasive if left unchecked. Yellow and orange bushes can be found in different areas of the Park and Creek.

Its pinnately compound, glossy leaves have oval leaflets with blunt teeth. The flowers are found in short, terminal racemes and are trumpet-shaped with the stamens protruding.

It is a nectar rich plant which attract bees, butterflies and sun birds.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Cape honeysuckle (Eng.); Kaapse kanferfoelie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
3-4 m
Flower Colour:
Orange Yellow
Flowering Time:
September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May