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Campsis Radicans

Botanical Name:

Campsis radicans

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Various well-drained soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based, Caliche type
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Climbers, Native Plant, Poisonous, Vine

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Plant Height

12-36 ft., 36-72 ft.

Flower

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., Usually reddish orange. Yellow cultivars have been produced., Flowers 3-4 inches long

Fruit

long, bean-like seed capsules (3-5” long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind, Brown 3-5 inches

Benefits
Ornamental

The plant is frequently cultivated because of its large clusters of attractive, bright red flowers. Several cultivars have been developed, including yellow-flowered varieties and a cross with the Asian species, Campsis grandiflora, which has broader flowers but is less hardy than our native species.

Attracts

Hummingbirds

Warning

The sap of this plant can cause skin irritation on contact.

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Bignoniaceae

Genus

Campsis

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