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Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine, Campsis)

Type Climber, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Climbing or Spreading Plant
Colours Red Flowers (Summer late), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Campsis radicans Description

This tender climber will rapidly cover any structure it is trained to - producing a profusion of orange red trumpet shaped flowers throughout the summer months. Campsis also produces attractive tiered foliage, growing to 10m.


Campsis radicans - Cultivation Notes

Campsis will be happy in a well drained fertile soil in warm sunny position, being ideal for up a south facing warm wall, fence or pergola. Campsis is a fast growing climber and initially requires training. Trumpet Vine will eventually produce self clinging growth. Shade for the root system will help as campsis requires a cool root run - an occasional mulch would help. Prune back frost damaged / excessive growth in spring and rip out problem suckers.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Campsis radicans:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ideal for fast growing screening

Weaknesses of Campsis radicans

  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Campsis radicans:

  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures
  • Flowering climbing plant for added interest on walls and structures

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Common Missspellings: Kampsis, Campses, Campsize, Kampses

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