Answer: Tecoma capensis, the Cape Honeysuckle, is from South Africa and will need winter protection in your gardening zone. While it will tolerate a light frost with no visible damage, it can freeze down to the ground in especially cold winters. It's a tough plant, however, and will generally send out new sprouts even if it does freeze to the ground. Cut back winter damaged wood as soon as new growth begins in the spring, and try mulching over the crown of the plant next winter to help protect it.
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