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Trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans

KAMP-sis RAD-ih-kanz Audio

Campsis radicans var. flava

Trumpet creeper is a vigorous climber with clusters of  trumpet-shaped orange to red flowers from late summer to autumn.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNeeds a strong support and room to grow. May take several years to flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the southeastern U.S.

CareGrows well in poor soil. Train young shoots onto a trellis. Where borderline hardy, plant against a south facing wall. Very adaptable.

PropagationSow seed in autumn in a cold frame. Root leaf-bud cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsFungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, scale, mealybugs, and whiteflies.

  • Genus : Campsis
  • Plant Height : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast, Moderate
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Red, Yellow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines

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