Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionClusters of orange, trumpet-shaped flowers steal the spotlight as they bloom on Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans). The long-lasting floral display is irresistible to pollinators, especially hummingbirds! This vine looks attractive, even when flowers aren't in bloom. Pinnate leaves are glossy dark green on top and a muted green underneath. As blooms fade, attractive seedpods take their place.
Trumpet vine is hardy, heat-loving, fast-growing, and requires a strong support structure to hold its heavy branches. It can reach up to 40 feet in optimal growing conditions. If you don't have a vertical climbing structure, use it for erosion control as a ground cover in areas with room to roam. It may take a couple of years to blooms, but when it does, you won't be disappointed with this choice!DetailsBotanical name:Campsis radicans Common name: Trumpet creeper, trumpet vine, devil's shoelaces, shoestrings, trumpet honeysuckle, Virginia trumpet flower Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 25-40' x 5-10' Flower color: Orange Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Privacy & screening, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Cottage gardening, ground cover, naturalizing, pollinator garden, vines and climber, woodland How To GrowSoil: Average, medium moisture, well-draining soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Once established, the plants need only moderate watering unless the summer is very dry. It will not tolerate standing water. Spacing: 5 ft Fertilizing: Little or no fertilizer is necessary in most cases. If planted in poor soil, you can apply organic or slow-release, low-nitrogen 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 early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed and the 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 to keep with the desired shape, and cut out any weak, spindly growth.
Transform Your Trellis: How to train vines
While vines may look effortless as they scamper over structures, many of them benefit from extra training to grow just the way you like. We'll break it down for each type, and even include examples from some of our great gardeners.
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The plant arrived healthy, looking great. Within a day of putting it into the ground, it has sprouted new leaves. They weren't kidding when they say that the trumpet vine is fast growing! I can't wait for next spring
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