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Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine, Hummingbird Vine

About This Plant

Sun/partial shade; deciduous and bare in winter. A showy, scrambling vine that climbs trees and surfaces by aerial rootlets. Large, trumpet-shaped, reddish-orange flowers during summer are attractive to birds. Deep roots make trumpet creeper a very, very tough specimen once established — especially in moist or irrigated settings. Avoid planting it on common fence lines or close to buildings, because it spreads aggressively. (Crossvine is much easier to manage in a home setting.)

Origins: Eastern U.S.; a Texas native

Maintenance

Difficult to contain; reseeds heavily in irrigated settings.

A tough flowering vine capable of swallowing houses.

Min. Height: 20'

Max Height: 30 feet'

Min. Width: 6'

Max Width: 8 feet'

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