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Commonly known as Chinese trumpet vine
DeciduousMid- to dark-green, pinnate leaves to 30cm (12in) long, composed of 7-9 toothed leaflets.
OrangeDeep orange red
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. Pendent, terminal bunches of 6-12 open funnel-shaped flowers.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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 wallIn colder areas grow against a warm wall in full sun.
Partial shadeCan tolerate some shade in warmer areas.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowProduces few aerial roots so may need permanent tying to its support.Pests & DiseasesScale insects, mealy bugs, whiteflies, powdery mildew, leaf spot.Place of originChinaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 8Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil