Campsis radicans Description
Hardy, heat loving and long blooming climbing vine. Fast growing vine that is strong and heavy. Needs a strong support structure and may take a couple of years to bloom. Use for erosion control as a ground cover on banks in hot dry sites where it has lots of room to roam. Tried and trouble free performer for sun to part shade, this dense and multi-stemmed clinging vine will attach itself by aerial rootlets. Grows rapidly to 3-40'. Clusters of orange trumpet shaped flowers from early summer to fall attract hummingbirds.
Features: Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant
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Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine
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Full sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
25-40' x 5-10'
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Ground cover, Naturalizing, Vines and climber, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best in humus, organically rich soils with good drainage.
Light: Full sun to part shade is best for good flowering
Water: Once established, the plants need only moderate watering, unless the summer is very dry. Does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water.
Spacing: 5 ft
Fertilizing: Campsis grows so well that little or no fertilizer is necessary in most cases. If planted in poor soil, you can apply organic, or slow release low-nitrogen, high-phosphorus 5-10-5 fertilizer in spring (after the first growing season).
Winterizing: Consider applying mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.
Maintenance & pruning: Only lightly prune plants until they are well established. Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed, and plant is still dormant. If mature vines have become woody and overgrown, you can rejuvenate by pruning one-third of the older stems to the soil. To shape the vine, cut back overly long stems so they are in keeping with the desired shape, and cut out any weak, spindly growth.
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