Plant ID forum: Can you identify this plant?

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reburns
Jan 3, 2017 6:59 PM CST
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Does it need to be pruned?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 3, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Prune it how you want it to grow.
Short or tall !!!
Clean it up though.
To dence.
It will be happier ???
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 3, 2017 8:44 PM CST

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That is a Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
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tofitropic
Jan 3, 2017 11:21 PM CST
Please also consider Tecoma capensis, the cape honeysukcle?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2017 11:21 AM CST
Hi reburns, Welcome!
You didn't say where this plant is growing (city, state, country)? which will help determine a more exact identity.

That being said, it reminds me a lot of Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) which can indeed be pruned to a desired shape or tied to a trellis for support. It will scramble up through taller shrubs and trees and will also travel by runners along the ground. We had a dark orange variety when we lived in Daytona Beach that took over the back yard. Here at our current home we have a light orange variety that seems to be a bit better behaved. For comparison I've uploaded photos of mine below. As you can see by my last photo, that one has a rather gangly shape because it hasn't been pruned lately.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 4, 2017 4:44 PM CST

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I think you're right about it being Tecoma capensis.

reburns
Jan 4, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Thanks for the answers. This plant is in Northern California near San Jose. That Cape Honeysuckle seems like a fit.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2017 10:08 PM CST
Trumpet Vine (Campsis) grows here too but the blooms are a little larger and wider than those of Tecoma.
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