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Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine (Trumpet Creeper, Cow-Itch Vine)

A showy, self-clinging, vigorous, hardy climber with clusters of trumpet-shaped, orange-scarlet flowers. Adapts well and is suitable for covering walls, stumps, or rocks.

  • »  AKA Bignonia radicans
  • »  Terminal clusters of waxy, trumpet-shaped, red-orange flowers
  • »  Long, bean-like, seed pods, 15 cm long, open when ripe
  • »  Compound, pinnate, green leaves, 40 cm long
  • »  Very aggressive and suckers by underground runners
  • »  Clings to surfaces by aerial roots along its branches
  • »  Bloom Time: July and sporadically until frost
  • »  Flower Size: 8 cm

  • Category:Vines
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:7-12 m
  • Spread:1-3 m
  • Bloom Color: Orange
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Flowering Time
Foliage Color
Landscape uses
Screening (privacy)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Campsis radicans

Native to Ontario

This plant is an invasive weed: USDA NRCS.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Campsis radicans

Campsis grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. Flowers best in full sun locations, an excellent foliage plant in full shade. Flowers are produced on new wood, so plant can be pruned in the spring to the desired size. Mature plants have heavy, woody stems and need a strong structure or trellis for support.