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Commonly known as Chinese trumpet vine
Mid- to dark-green, pinnate leaves to 30cm (12in) long, composed of 7-9 toothed leaflets.
Deep orange red
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. Pendent, terminal bunches of 6-12 open funnel-shaped 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.
Can tolerate some shade in warmer areas.
Good to know - produces few aerial roots so may need permanent tying to its support.
Pests & Diseases
scale insects, mealy bugs, whiteflies, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Frost hardy (down to -5)
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
Fertile moist well-drained soil