What’s that sound? It’s the whir of hungry hummingbirds flocking to your garden when trumpet vine starts to bloom. A vigorous, tough-as-nails perennial, trumpet vine, Campsis radicans, is perfect for gardeners who want a quick cover-up for a fence, trellis, or pergola. Trumpet vine develops attractive, finely divided foliage covered by broad hands of fingerlike orange, red, or yellow flowers in midsummer. Over time, this woody vine can grow 40 feet tall and become quite heavy, so be sure…
Trumpet Vine ~ vigorous growing, hardy to zone 5! Also, see Climbing Hydrangea, another vigorous growing vine that likes shade!
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) A native American plant much loved by butterflies. Widely adaptable to heat and cold Trumpet vine. They can easily become aggressive growers, spreading by rhizomes. Since they can get quite woody, their weight requires a strong support. Mature specimens make for nice winter interest, although they do require some maintenance pruning to keep them flowering at their best. Flowering can take a few years to start. Orange, Red and Yellow Flowers. Can grow to 40'
Photo of Trumpet Vine grown as a tree. A 6x6 post cemented in the ground to support it, keep them at about 6ft. high. In the fall cut the side branching arms to about 12 inches. the main trunks are kept intact.
Our index of commonly grown ornamental vines contains many of those used in the home landscape in the temperate regions of North America. Actinidia Akebia Amelopsis Aristolochia Campsis Celestrus Clematis Euonymus Hedera Hydrangea Ipomoea Parthenocissus Polygonum Rhus Schizophragma Thunbergia Toxicodendron Wisteria