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BIGNONIA capreolata

Commonly known as Cross Vine

(syn Campsis capreolata). Trumpet-shaped flowers of orange, red or yellow
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£16.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - opposite leaves to 18cm (7in) long with 2 wavy-margined leaflets and 1 tendril
  • 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
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - under glass, mealybugs, red spider mites
  • Place of origin - Canada (southern Ontario), eastern USA
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - 4-5cm (1½-2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light with good ventilation
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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Bignonia - Care Guide

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