|Florida green roof, living wall plant Cape Honeysuckle, Tecoma capensis, Daytona shopping mall|
If you love orange then this living wall vine is perfect for you.
Cape honeysuckle is not native to this area so please take this into account when planting or using in a landscape. We always first and for most recommend the use of native vines for living walls where possible. Cape honeysuckle does exhibit some aggressive growing tendencies but the species is not listed on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's invasive plant list (yet).
This vine based wall was covered with pollinators the other day!
It appears Cape honeysuckle is very drought tolerant.
The vine has reached out and begun to wrap around adjacent hardscape so we'd recommend regular pruning to keep the plant neatly trimmed in place.
Living walls are so very beneficial to the community, delivering;
- a cooling of Urban Heat Island Effect
- cleaning and treating storm water
- sequestering carbon dioxide and carbon
- lots of fresh oxygen on a daily basis
- beauty and creating a sense of place
- communal and foraging habitat for birds and wildlife
- integrative pest control
- and so much more...
What an amazing display of color! Cape honeysuckle's ability to create a stunning living wall of green and orange certainly deserves recognition for eye catching artistic beauty.