Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color:
Fall Color: Green, Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 9
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
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.
Basic Description

Woody vine that attaches to any surface with rootlike holdfasts. 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.

Special Features
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