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Campsis Genus

Trumpet creeper

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Campsis genus (Trumpet creeper). This genus is native to eastern USA and China. It contains species of vigorous woody stemmed, deciduous vines that will climb by clinging roots. The leaves are pinnate and produced in opposite pairs on the strong stems. The flowers are large deep red to orange and trumpet-shaped; they will appear in the summer and autumn in terminal panicles.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Vines

Other common names

Trumpet vine

Origin

China, North America.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

Prune in spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by layering in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, red spider mites and greenfly.

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