Although not all of them may be poisonous, several of the common types are toxic. It may be Indian walking sticks. 020 3176 5800 Self-clinging branches can be pruned and shaped to form an accent shrub or hedge. Join Tecoma capensis, the Cape honeysuckle, is a species of flowering plant in the family Bignoniaceae, native to southern Africa. Every orange flower will have a bee buzzing around it. The name cape honeysuckle came about because the native region for this shrub is in South Africa by the Cape of Good Hope. Thanks learned to spray BT. Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. Some are tasty, some can stop your heart. If so , how can i stop its destruction. No. It is claimed to be poisonous in large doses, having only a very mild action. times, Need more criteria? AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. Any plant can make a dog sick if he eats too much of it. The Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) This fast-growing, sprawling plant typically reaches heights of five to ten feet high and is native to Swaziland and Mozambique on the southern coast of Africa. The flower, seed, and leaves are used for medicine. The bees are not killed by Tecoma stans, but the honey that comes from it is poisonous. Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of but the non toxic ones taste great! T. capensis is an evergreen shrub with self-clinging scrambling stems to 3m or more, with dark green, pinnate leaflets and clusters of bright orange-red flowers with slender curved tubes to 5cm in length, in late summer, Plant range Thrives in warm, sunny locations and tolerates coastal exposures. Regards Brian Stephenson. Grow cape honeysuckle in full sun. The plants in this list are considered to be safe to humans. Our bottle may be 5 years old. The local nursery worker did not know what BT is, so I… Continue Reading, Gardening Question From Crystal: I am going to be doing some container gardening this summer for the first time. However, honeysuckles are poisonous to dogs who are very attracted to the plant’s sweet smell, stickiness and enticing aroma. About 180 types of honeysuckles exist. Thrives in warm, sunny locations and takes coastal exposure. hope i helped Sword ferns. It is used as a herbal remedy. This seems to be a terrific addition for my raised beds. Indeed, birds eat it in Africa and some birds there live on its nectar. According to USDA, A Particular Honeysuckle named Lonicera involucrata can be mildly toxic or poisonous to humans, its berries are used as an edible food source for bears, mammals and even some variety of birds. Showy, small, red-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers appear in clusters. cascading over a wall or trellis, or growing as a shrub in a flower border, makes a beautiful addition to a garden. Gardening Question From Molly: Hello! is truly a honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.). Wall-side Borders Once established, it's drought tolerant, but cape honeysuckle grows best when it gets regular water -- especially in container gardens. If you put "honeysuckle" into the Plant Files search, you will see several genera of plants come up -- thus the problem and confusion that comes from using common names for plants and why I prefer to use the botanical names in most instances. Additionally, some dogs will chew on almost anything. Spray does no good. The leaves, stems and blooms of Morrow's honeysuckle are not toxic. Therefore, for your own protection please look up the botanical name “Tecoma capensis” on the Internet. We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected Cape Honeysuckle Tecomaria Capensis A beautiful evergreen woody vine or sprawling shrub. So assume that any honeysuckle your dog eats is potentially poisonous. If it is poisonous to … The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Just as a particular human being might have an allergy, so can a dog, particularly if it is a highly inbred canine. 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to northern latitudes in North America and Eurasia. I once toured a mushroom… Fertilize cape honeysuckle in spring and summer. City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants, Pruning Pruning group 8 in early spring, plants grown under glass may need overcrowded stems thinning out, Pests Susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly, Diseases suppliers. It did well for a while; then all leaves dropped but coming back now… The berries of the Morrow's honeysuckle may have a similar effect on your dog, upsetting his stomach and causing loose stools. Hummingbird vine. Tecoma can be evergreen shrubs, trees or climbers, with pinnately divided leaves and terminal racemes of funnel or trumpet-shaped flowers, Details Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions. These evergreen shrubs can be cultivated in tropical and subtropical gardens all over the world and are often available through nurseries and garden suppliers. Be careful not to confuse honeysuckle with other plants such as woodbine, American ivy, and gelsemium. Is the flower edible for humans? It’s available at any box store in our area, often for less than $5 for a gallon-sized plant. Puppies particularly will chew on anything in sight.