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Campsis radicans
Campsis radicans

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Zones 3B, 4-24, 26, 28-34
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Campsis x tagliabuana

Common Trumpet Creeper
Deciduous, Vines


Vigorous climbers used for large scale effects, quick summer screens. All bear radiant, orange-toned blossoms shaped like flaring trumpets, in clusters at branch tips midsummer to fall. Glossy leaves are divided into 2 1/2-in., ovate leaflets. Stems have aerial rootlets, cling to wood, brick, stucco, and other surfaces. Unless pruned and tied to supporting surface, old plants can become top-heavy and pull away. Each dormant season, shorten some branches and thin others. Pinch back shoot tips in summer to keep plants bushy. Plants spread by suckering roots; pull any that appear. If older plants become unmanageable, cut to ground before spring growth begins and train a few strong new stems.

Campsis x tagliabuana

Hybrid between Campsis grandiflora and Campsis radicans. Grows 30 to 40 ft., produces salmon red to red flowers, depending upon variety.

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