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Does Cape honeysuckle attract bees?

Last Updated: 9th July, 2021

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The Cape honeysuckle keeps the bees busy with their lovely yellow, red or orange blossoms, these beauties also make for a fine garden shrub or bush with some shear work.

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Herein, is Cape honeysuckle poisonous to dogs?

Every part of the honeysuckle plant is highly toxic to dogs. Honeysuckles are a gorgeous addition to your garden and, for the most part, are okay for humans to ingest. However, honeysuckles are poisonous to dogs who are very attracted to the plant's sweet smell, stickiness and enticing aroma.

Also, how fast does cape honeysuckle grow? Cape honeysuckle seed germinates and begins to grow in six to 21 days, with faster germination times occurring when the seed tray is heated from the bottom and covered with plastic to conserve moisture. Cape honeysuckle flowers in its second year after planting from seed.

In respect to this, can you eat cape honeysuckle?

If Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is the plant you mean, then I can answer that Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is not poisonous and does not harm birds nesting in it or eating it. Indeed, birds eat it in Africa and some birds there live on its nectar.

Does Cape honeysuckle smell?

The common 'honeysuckle' name comes from the similar shape of the flowers. Tecoma is not a honeysuckle and is not fragrant.

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Why are my cape honeysuckle not blooming?

It grows very aggressively and many people have had trouble keeping it under control. It is a late summer bloomer, which explains why it is not in bloom yet. If you are pruning it, be careful to leave some stems unpruned so that you don't prune off all the flowers.

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How often should I water my cape honeysuckle?

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Is Cape honeysuckle a perennial?

Cape honeysuckle is considered a tropical evergreen, but around here it tends to be a semi-evergreen or perennial. Most years it will not freeze back, but if it does, it comes back every spring. Grow Cape Honeysuckle in containers or in the ground. It grows best in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade.

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