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Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet vine is a woody, clinging vine, which attaches to structures by aerial rootlets. It grows quickly and features showy clusters of orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3" long) all summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers and visit often. The flowers are followed by long, bean-like seed pods.

Easy to grow
Vigorous and

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans grows well in most soils and a site where it can reach the sun, where it will bloom the most. It is ideal for covering a large arbor or other structure and can be used for green walls.


Prune heavily to induce branching or train on one stem to form a thick trunk. Cut back branches to two buds in the winter to encourage bushier growth and more blooms.


Attaches to walls and structures with aerial rootlets, but needs some support to get going. A wire or string structure along the wall to start is best.