Bignonia cherere (Distictis)

Blood Red Trumpet Vine

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Vines

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Staked

Mature Height & Spread: vine to 20-30'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: Mexico and Central America, South America

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 14-24

A Bit More

Bignonia cherere has been through a few different reclassifications over the last several years, as the genome was sequenced, and the horticultural community learned more about exactly how it is related to other plants.  You may see this lovely vine also called Distictus buccinatoria or perhaps even Amphilophium buccinatorium.  No matter what name you call it, this evergreen vine is sure to impress with its quick growth and spectacular show of orange-throated red flowers.  Red Trumpet Vine is an impressive climber, reaching 30 feet and sometimes even more!  Do watch this one for unintentional spreading; it will put down roots wherever the canes touch moderately moist soil.  Bignonia cherere is perfect for transforming a length of unsightly chain link fence into a lush tropical themed oasis for hungry hummingbirds.

A Bit More

Bignonia cherere has been through a few different reclassifications over the last several years, as the genome was sequenced, and the horticultural community learned more about exactly how it is related to other plants.  You may see this lovely vine also called Distictus buccinatoria or perhaps even Amphilophium buccinatorium.  No matter what name you call it, this evergreen vine is sure to impress with its quick growth and spectacular show of orange-throated red flowers.  Red Trumpet Vine is an impressive climber, reaching 30 feet and sometimes even more!  Do watch this one for unintentional spreading; it will put down roots wherever the canes touch moderately moist soil.  Bignonia cherere is perfect for transforming a length of unsightly chain link fence into a lush tropical themed oasis for hungry hummingbirds.