Spring Garden Tips

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

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Botanical Name

Campsis radicans

Hardiness

Zones 4 to 9

Height

20 to 40 feet

Width

5 to 10 feet

Flowers

July thru frost: oranges, scarlet, yellows

Fruit

3-5" pea pod like capsule containing 2-winged flattened seeds

Light

Full sun

Soil

Adaptable to most except wet

Planting and Care

Very easy to grow.

Avoid excessive shade and high nitrogen fertilizers around or near which prevent flowering.

Provide extra support when growing vertically.

Late to leaf out.

Problems

Suckering, aggressive growth can be invasive

Varieties to Consider

Apricot - apricot yellow flowers

Crimson Trumpet - velvet red flowers

Flava - yellow to orange-yellow flowers

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