Bignonia radicans (Campsis)

Red Trumpet Creeper

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Plant Type: Vines

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Staked

Mature Height & Spread: vine to 40'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: Texas, USA

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Desert Conditions / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

A Bit More

Bignonia radicans was renamed Campsis radicans after genome sequencing revealed that it was actually related to a different part of the Bignoniaceae family.  Both botanical names for Common Trumpet Creeper are still in fairly common use.  A beautiful deciduous vine, Bignonia radicans demands careful consideration in placement, but rewards with clusters of large carnelian-red blossoms which attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  Trumpet Creeper climbs 40 feet or more using aerial rootlets which will cling to just about any supportive surface, and vines can become so top-heavy that they pull away.  Prune when dormant to avoid this.  Watch Bignonia radicans for suckers, and dig them out as soon as you notice them; they will quickly invade other spaces and become pervasive if not controlled.  Plant this vine in areas where dramatic flower and foliage are desired, far away from property lines, so as to not inflict surprise trumpet vines on neighbors.

A Bit More

Bignonia radicans was renamed Campsis radicans after genome sequencing revealed that it was actually related to a different part of the Bignoniaceae family.  Both botanical names for Common Trumpet Creeper are still in fairly common use.  A beautiful deciduous vine, Bignonia radicans demands careful consideration in placement, but rewards with clusters of large carnelian-red blossoms which attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  Trumpet Creeper climbs 40 feet or more using aerial rootlets which will cling to just about any supportive surface, and vines can become so top-heavy that they pull away.  Prune when dormant to avoid this.  Watch Bignonia radicans for suckers, and dig them out as soon as you notice them; they will quickly invade other spaces and become pervasive if not controlled.  Plant this vine in areas where dramatic flower and foliage are desired, far away from property lines, so as to not inflict surprise trumpet vines on neighbors.