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Campsis radicans

Also called Trumpet Creeper, Cow-Itch Vine


Campsis radicans - Trumpet 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

This plant is an invasive weed: USDA NRCS.

Zone:

5

Height:

7-12 m

Spread:

1-3 m

Colour:

Orange
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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.


Campsis radicans Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Climbing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)