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