Native Plant Database

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Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color:
Fall Color: Green, Yellow

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
40
feet

Spread:

8 to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
40
feet
Spread: 8 to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
40
feet
Spread: 8 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Grow on sturdy trellis work, large pole or fence. Makes a good screen. Can be quite aggressive so best placed where it will not compete with other plants.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Easy to grow. Blooms best in full sun, adapts to any soil or moisture. Prune back to a few buds in spring to keep plant in bounds.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Woody vine that attaches to any surface with rootlike holdfasts. Has rhizomatous roots. Hummingbirds feed on nectar produced by clusters of orange-red trumpet-shaped flowers from July-September. Brown seed pods, up to 6 in. long, form in late summer. Pinnate leaves are lustrous dark green.

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