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Commonly known as Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine
Genus of 2 species of vigorous, woody, deciduous climbers usually climbing by aerial roots. They originate from woodland in China and North America.
Their exotic appearance belies their ease of growing given a south-facing warm wall.
DeciduousPinnate leaves with oval leaflets.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, woody climber, usually climbing by aerial roots. Showy, trumpet- or funnel-shaped flowers 6-8cm (2½-3in) long.
Against a wallIn colder areas grow against a warm wall in full sun.
Partial shadeCan tolerate some shade in warmer areas.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesScale insects, mealy bugs, whiteflies, powdery mildew, leaf spot.Place of originChina, North America.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of CAMPSIS
deep orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers
brilliant orange and scarlet trumpets
bright orange flowers often earlier in the year than the other varieties
deep orange flowers on the outside and orange-red on the inside. Very floriferous
('Flava') - vigorous climber for south facing wall
Hardy and vigorous climber flowering in late summer. Salmon-red trumpets