4 – 9 Native to Ozark region of U.S.
Vine. 25-40’ HT, 5-10’ SP
Multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody,
clinging vine. Climbs by aerial rootlets.
Compound, odd-pinnate leaves to
15” long. Shiny dark green above,
glabrous dull green beneath. Turns
yellow in the fall.
Showy, orange, trumpet-like flowers in clusters Jun – Sept. Attractive to
hummingbirds. ‘Flamenco’ has
orange/red flowers. ‘Flava’ has yellow flowers.
Bean-like seed pods, 3-5” long which split when ripe, releasing numerous, 2-winged seeds.
Full Sun. Will tolerate Part Shade, but performs much better if only slightly shady.
Frequently, very invasive once established. Not only will the seeds germinate, but it also spreads via underground runners and root suckering. If surrounded by grass, then the new growth will be cut with each regular
mowing. USE CAUTION.
Campsis grandiflora / Chinese Trumpet Vine may have a more limited range ( Zones 6-9 ), but is not nearly as aggressive as our native
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