Also called Trumpet Creeper, Cow-Itch Vine
More About Campsis radicans
- AKA Bignonia radicans
- Terminal clusters of waxy, trumpet-shaped, red-orange flowers
- Long, bean-like, seed pods, 15 cm long, open when ripe
- Compound, pinnate, green leaves, 40 cm long
- Very aggressive and suckers by underground runners
- Clings to surfaces by aerial roots along its branches
- Bloom Time: July and sporadically until frost
- Flower Size: 8 cm
This plant is an invasive weed: USDA NRCS.
Trumpet Vine Growing and Maintenance Tips
Campsis grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. Flowers best in full sun locations, an excellent foliage plant in full shade. Flowers are produced on new wood, so plant can be pruned in the spring to the desired size. Mature plants have heavy, woody stems and need a strong structure or trellis for support.