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Bignonia capreolata
Bignonia capreolata

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Zones 4-9, 14-24, 26-33
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Moderate

Bignonia capreolata

Crossvine
Bignoniaceae
Evergreen, Vines, Semi-evergreen

Native to southern states. Vigorous, woody vine climbs to a possible 60 ft. by tendrils and holdfast disks, attaching itself to almost any surface. Each shiny dark green leaf consists of two 2- to 6-in. leaflets and a branching tendril. Leaves turn purplish in cold weather, and some of them drop in the coldest zones. Clustered, 2-in., trumpet-shaped reddish brown to orange or scarlet flowers bloom in midspring, with intermittent bloom in summer.

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