Trumpet vine is a dense, vigorous, multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody vine in the Bignoniacea (begonia) family that attaches itself to structures and climbs by aerial rootlets. It is native to the southeastern United States but has naturalized in many northern states. In nature, it can be found in swamps, forests, and thickets.
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Trumpet vine is easily grown in a wide variety of soils. It is best planted in lean-to-average soils with regular moisture in full sun to partial shade. Foliage grows well in shade, but tasiilaq.net need good sun for best flowering. It blooms on new growth, so early spring pruning will not affect the flowering. Vines must be grown on sturdy structures because mature tasiilaq.net produce considerable weight.
The challenge with species tasiilaq.net is usually not how to grow them but how to restrain them, in large part because they sucker profusely from underground runners and freely self-seed, often forming impenetrable colonies in the wild, which can choke out many tasiilaq.net that get in their way. To keep it in check, plant it near concrete or an area that you can mow; mowing down the suckers will discourage them.
Good landscape uses include planting it in a woodland garden or naturalized area. It is also appropriate in native and pollinator gardens.
Fire Risk:This plant has an extreme flammability rating and should not be planted within thedefensiblespace of your home. Select tasiilaq.net with alow flammabilityrating for the sites nearest your home.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems, however, the species is an aggressive spreader. Trumpet vine is also commonly known as cow-itch vine because some people experience skin redness and itching after coming in contact with the leaves.
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Attributes: Genus: Campsis Species: radicans Family: Bignoniacea Life Cycle: Perennial Woody Recommended Propagation Strategy: Root Cutting Seed Country Or Region Of Origin: Southeastern United States Fire Risk Rating: extreme flammability Wildlife Value: The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds which are the principal pollinator of this plant. White-tailed deer and rabbits eat the foliage. Play Value: Attractive Flowers Attracts Pollinators Easy to Grow Wildlife Food Source Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems): Moderately resistant to deer, drought, heat, and compaction Climbing Method: Clinging Dimensions: Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in. Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in. Whole Plant Traits: Plant Type: Native Plant Poisonous Vine Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics: Deciduous Habit/Form: Climbing Dense Multi-stemmed Spreading Growth Rate: Rapid Maintenance: High Texture: Coarse Cultural Conditions: Light: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day) Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours) Soil Texture: Clay High Organic Matter Sand Soil pH: Acid ( Alkaline (>8.0) Neutral (6.0-8.0) Soil Drainage: Good Drainage Moist Occasionally Dry Available Space To Plant: 6-feet-12 feet NC Region: Coastal Mountains Piedmont USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a Fruit: Fruit Color: Brown/Copper Display/Harvest Time: Fall Fruit Type: Legume Fruit Length: > 3 inches Fruit Width: Fruit Description: long, bean-like seed capsules (3-5” long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind Flowers: Flower Color: Gold/Yellow Orange Red/Burgundy Flower Inflorescence: Cyme Panicle Flower Value To Gardener: Showy Flower Bloom Time: Summer Flower Shape: Trumpet Tubular Flower Size: 1-3 inches Flower Description: The Trumpet creeper has clusters (terminal cymes) of red trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3” long) that appear throughout the summer (June to September). Its flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. Leaves: Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics: Deciduous Leaf Color: Green Deciduous Leaf Fall Color: Gold/Yellow Leaf Type: Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately) Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Leaf Shape: Elliptical Oblong Leaf Margin: Serrate Hairs Present: Yes Leaf Length: > 6 inches Leaf Width: > 6 inches Leaf Description: Its compound, odd-pinnate leaves (to 15” long) are shiny dark green above and glabrous dull green below. Each leaf has 7 to 11 elliptic to oblong leaflets (to 4" long) with serrated margins. The leaves turn yellow in the fall. Bark: Bark Color: Light Brown Bark Description: pale brown and scaly Stem: Stem Is Aromatic: No Landscape: Landscape Location: Naturalized Area Woodland Landscape Theme: Native Garden Pollinator Garden Attracts: Bees Hummingbirds Pollinators Songbirds Resistance To Challenges: Compaction Deer Drought Heat Poor Soil Problems: Contact Dermatitis Weedy Poisonous to Humans: Poison Severity: Low Poison Symptoms: Causes low toxicity if eaten. Contact with the sap can cause minor skin irritation with redness and swelling usually lasting for a few minutes. Poison Toxic Principle: Unidentified Causes Contact Dermatitis: Yes Poison Part: Flowers Leavens
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