CAMPSIS radicans 'Indian Summer'

Commonly known as Common trumpet vine

Deep orange flowers on the outside and orange-red on the inside. Very floriferous
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CAMPSIS radicans 'Indian Summer'

 
  • Deciduous
    Dark green, pinnate leaves 2.5-10cm (1-4in) long, composed of 7-11 toothed leaflets.
  • Orange
    Deep orange
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Climber Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Vigorous climber. Produces terminal bunches of 4-12 slender flowers
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall
    In colder areas grow against a warm wall in full sun.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Can tolerate some shade in warmer areas.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - train and tie in shoots until aerial roots have taken hold.
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects, mealy bugs, whiteflies, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin
    southeastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular - tubular-trumpet-shaped flowers 6-8cm (2½-3in)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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