Campsis radicans - Trumpet Vine
Trumpet vine is a woody, clinging vine, which attaches to structures by aerial rootlets. It grows quickly and features showy clusters of orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3" long) all summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers and visit often. The flowers are followed by long, bean-like seed pods.
- Excellent nectar source for hummingbirds
- Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
- Fast growing
- Good vine for hot, dry sites
- Drought tolerant and is deer resistant
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Plant in moist, well-drained soil, however they are resilient in many soil conditions. Due to its spread, it is recommended to choose a location with a sturdy supporting structure such as a trellis or fence. Planting to close to buildings can result in structural damage as well as too close to trees can result in strangulation.