Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Cross Vine

Bignonia capreolata
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Red, Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

30 to
60
feet

Spread:

to
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
60
feet
Spread: to
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
60
feet
Spread: to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
The bright flowers attract hummingbirds. Grow on a fence, trellis work or along the edge of a woodland.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Adaptable. Will grow in light to heavy shade but flowers in treetops. Can form a solid groundcover but is long-trailing.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover, Fragrant
Basic Description

A semi-evergreen, clinging, woody vine that attaches by tendrils and small disks. Will climb trees, adhere to wood and masonry structures or trail along the ground. Clusters of sweetly scented, showy, orange-red, tubular flowers with yellow throats bloom April-June. Flowers fall to the ground fresh.

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