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Cultural Details for Campsis radicans

Common Name:
Common Trumpetcreeper, Trumpet Vine

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
30-40', limited by size of supporting structure

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
perfect corolla rich orange and scarlet trumpet-shaped, 2.5-3" long, 1.5" wide at mouth. Borne 4-12 together, June-September.

Fruit Details:
3-5"long, 0.75"wide capsule, loaded with numerous flattened seeds with 2 large transparent wings.

Fall Color:
yellow-green, not showy.

Bark Details:
Light brown, glabrous, aerial rootlets develop between nodes. Solid, pale-brown pith.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Pennsylvania to Missouri, Florida and Texas.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Grows in virtually any soil, extremely rampant in rich soil. Best when pruned back to a few buds in the spring.

This plant was blooming:
6/21/2010 - 7/13/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 184

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.