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Flower - yellow form

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet-creeper, Common Trumpet-creeper, Trumpet Ash, Trumpet-flower, Devil's Shoestring, Foxglove Vine, Cow-itch
Campsis radicans


Trumpet creeper is a vigorous fast-growing vine with red (or rarely, yellow), tubular, 3-inch flowers throughout the summer. It will climb quickly over structures and nearby trees, attaching by aerial rootlets. It grows in moist woods and forests throughout the Southeast U.S., in Texas west to Central and South Texas. Trumpet creeper is fairly drought tolerant, and in good soil with moisture, it can become invasive and overcome smaller plants, spreading by root sprouts or layering. Its flowers are attractive to hummingbirds; it will flower most profusely if it is in full sun and receives regular moisture. In the early spring it can be cut back to promote bushier growth. Young plants may die back to deep fleshy roots in severe winters but it will quickly recover.

Plant Habit or Use: vine

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: orange to red

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: woody cylindrical capsule

Height: to 40 feet

Width: to 10 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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