Campsis radicans - Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans

Also called Trumpet Creeper, Cow-Itch Vine

  • AKA Bignonia radicans
  • Terminal clusters of waxy, trumpet-shaped, red-orange flowers
  • Long bean-like seed pods, 15 cm long, open when ripe
  • Compound-pinnate green leaves, 40 cm long
  • Very aggressive and suckers by underground runners
  • Clings to surfaces by aerial roots along its branches
  • Bloom Time: July and sporadically until frost
  • Flower Size: 8 cm

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Orange

HEIGHT:
7-12 m

SPREAD:
1-3 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Campsis grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. Flowers best in full sun locations, an excellent foliage plant in full shade. Flowers are produced on new wood, so plant can be pruned in the spring to the desired size. Mature plants have heavy woody stems and need a strong structure or trellis for support.

Additional Notes about Trumpet Vine:


Native to Ontario

This plant can be an aggressive weed.

The fruit, foliage, flowers and sap of this plant are toxic and can cause mild to severe skin rashes and irritation. 

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Moist to Average
ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
HABIT:
Climbing
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Screening (privacy)