name: "Trumpet Vine"
Latin name: Campsis radicans
Growth habit: Climbing vine that can become invasive
Max height: 10' - 30'
Flowers: Yes, summer to early fall Native to area: No
Available varieties: 4+
To some gardeners Trumpet Vine is a beautiful flowering
Vine, to others it is an invasive pest. In areas with shorter
growing seasons and long cold winters, Trumpet Vine can easily be
kept from becoming invasive.
Trumpet Vine produces an abundance of trumpet shaped flowers in shades of
yellow, orange and reds from late summer to early fall. The
brightly colored flowers of Trumpet Vine are good for attracting
hummingbirds and bees. Unfortunately wasps seem to like them
Plant Trumpet Vine in full sun to light partial shade. "Trumpet Vine" will
thrive in poor soils and is drought tolerant. It is a vigorous grower that will climb over
anything. Trumpet Vine requires some sort of a support
structure. It is a good choice for fences, large trellises or
climbing up poles. Pruning is recommended to contain spread and