From Sunset's Western Garden Book
(which I strongly
recommend for anyone gardening in the western states or provinces):
Cape Honeysuckle. Vine or shrub. Zones 12, 13, 20-24, H1, H2; with protection in 14, 15, 18, 19. From South Africa. If tied to a support, can scramble to 15-30 ft.; with hard pruning, makes an upright shrub 6-8 ft. tall, 4-5 ft. wide. Shiny dark green leaflets give it a fine-textured look. Brilliant orange-red flowers in compact clusters appear from fall into spring (almost all year in Hawaii). Takes wind, salt air. Use as espalier, bank cover (especially good on hot, steep slopes) coarse barrier hedge. Little water." (p. 628)
BTW, Hemet is in Sunset climate zone 19. Another reason to love the Sunset book--Sunset climate zones!
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9