Cape honeysuckle

  • Cape honeysuckle
  • Cape honeysuckle
  • Cape honeysuckle


The perfect partner to Mediterranean climes

Cape honeysuckle is usually planted in hedges due to its spectacular and long-lasting blooms, which flower from spring right through to autumn.

Originating from South Africa and southern Mozambique, Cape honeysuckle is not a particularly rustic plant: the plants on show at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® enjoy our mild climate, unfurling their long, tubular flowers in bunches on branches bedecked with little green leaves. Cape honeysuckle loves sunshine and heat though, and tolerates summer droughts. And that’s a big plus for our gardeners, who don’t have to worry too much about its upkeep!

Pruned from time to time (usually once a year), it grows into a superb, bushy, flowering display that is very welcoming for birds. Just the ticket for our LPO (Bird Protection League) refuge!

Our eco-friendly nature campsite loves Cape honeysuckle even more as it is a highly melliferous shrub, so very good for our insects (bees and butterflies), as well as the other little animals (especially birds) that inhabit our campsite.

Cape honeysuckle’s long flowering period extends from spring right through to autumn, meaning all our campers get to enjoy it while they’re holidaying in the beautiful Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur.

Sometimes referred to as Jericho’s Trumpet, Cape honeysuckle can reach 3 to 8 metres in height.

Medicinal properties of honeysuckle

Honeysuckle was traditionally used for its antipyretic properties and to fight against dysentery.

As Cape honeysuckle is particularly decorative, you will find it virtually throughout the campsite’s alleys.

Simply ask Reception for a plan of our Sentier Décou’Verte® and enjoy strolling along the campsite’s botanical footpath, where you’ll find many plant varieties on show.


Latin name :Tecomaria capensis
Family :bignoniaceae
Genus :Tecomaria
Species :capensis
Color :Bright orange or yellow flowers
Origin :South Africa, Cape region
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Bush
Height :2 à 4 m
Flowering :From spring to fall
Cape honeysuckle

Did you know?

Cape honeysuckle was traditionally used to fight against fevers and dysentery.