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Campsis radicans (Trumpet vine, Trumpet creeper)

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Plant description

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campsis radicans trumpet creeper.

Campsis radicans, trumpet vine, is a vigorous, deciduous, woody perennial vine. It has glossy dark green pinnate leaves and large showy orange red flowers with a yellow throat which are attractive to birds and butterflies. It is frost and drought tolerant once established. It is good for growing on arbours, fences and pergolas, and climbs by means of tendrils and aerial roots. It forms large woody stems, and can grow very large, so will need regular pruning to keep it in check.

The trumpet vine can become invasive and can become an agressive weed.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange red
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 12 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-8.0

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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