Campsis radicans - Trumpet Vine

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Butterfly Friendly Bird Friendly  

Trumpet Vine
Campsis radicans

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

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts



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.


Mature Size: 25-30ft. Tall x 25-30ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

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