Campsis radicans

trumpet-vine, trumpet creeper


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-50 ft    Width: 4-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      orange,red
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Plant this vine where it has support and where its showy flowers are visible. Climbs with aerial roots which can damage brick and stucco, so best allowed to climb trees, poles, trellises and similar structures.
Considerations: This is a fast growing vine. It also layers and suckers. These characteristics can make it weedy. It climbs by means of aerial rootlets, which can damage wood, stone, and brick.
Propagation: Seed or transplants.
Availability: Native nurseries, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam


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Very attractive to hummingbirds which are its primary pollinators. Larval host for the plebeian sphinx (Paratraea plebeja) moth.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist sites. Riverine forests, mesic & dry mesic hammock especially where disturbed.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

While somewhat overly aggressive, it can be controlled. The author allows it to climb palm trees but pulls them off the tree to limit their size every 3-5 years.