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Bignonia capreolata

Cross vine

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height8m to 12m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, red, orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium to dark green

Description

Bignonia capreolata (Cross vine). This climber has evergreen foliage. It will produce bell-shaped flowers in clusters in the summer; they are orange, red or yellow, and will grow about 5cms long. After the flowers pod-like fruits are produced.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Vine

Other common names

Trumpet flower

Origin

United States & Canada

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

If necessary, prune in spring.

Propagation

Stem cuttings in summer or autumn or by layering in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and red spider mites under glass.

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