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Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine

  • »  Excellent nectar source for hummingbirds
  • »  Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
  • »  Fast growing vine for hot, dry areas
  • »  Larval host for the Trumpet Vine Sphinx moth
  • »  Easy to grow and rewarding
  • »  Profuse bloom of reddish-orange flowers

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This aggressively growing vine is easy to grow and one of the most rewarding plants you can have in your landscape. It may take awhile to bloom but once it does, you'll marvel at its abundance of reddish-orange flowers throughout the summer and the wildlife they attract. Trumpet Vine is one of the best plants in the landscape for attracting hummingbirds while also providing a food source for a variety of native bees and insects. Even better, its big expanse and thick growth provide an essential nesting area for a big cross-section of our native songbirds, bringing color and life to your landscape even when it is out of flower.

Attributes
Native
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Flower Color
Orange
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Exposure
Full Sun
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans grows well in full sun with most soils. It is ideal for covering a large arbor or other structure and can be used for green walls. Prune heavily to induce branching or train on one stem to form a thick trunk. Cut back branches to two buds in the winter to encourage bushier growth and more blooms. Attaches to walls and structures with aerial rootlets, but needs some support to get going.