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Campsis radicans f. flava (Yellow Trumpet Vine)

Yellow Trumpet Vine, Campsis radicans 'Yellow Trumpet', Trumpet Creeper

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Campsis Radicans F. Flava, Trumpet Vine, Yellow Trumpet Vine, Campsis radicans 'Yellow Trumpet', Yellow Vines, Mediterranean Vines, Yellow Flowers

A vigorous North American native, award-winning Campsis radicans f. flava (Yellow Trumpet Vine) is a self-clinging woody climber with particularly showy, golden-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm). Appearing throughout the summer, these magnificent tubular flowers are borne in clusters at the ends of the branches and provide a long-lasting and spectacular floral display. Hummingbirds love them and never fail visiting them. The blooms are followed by attractive bean-like seedpods. The foliage of pinnate, shiny, dark green leaves above and glabrous dull green below, is deciduous.
Climbing or scrambling over everything in its path by aerial rootlets, which can damage wood, stone, and brick (like English Ivy), Campsis radicans is however useful for erosion control. Often cultivated for its attractive, glowing flowers, this vine is widely grown in Mediterranean gardens. Make sure you keep it under tight control as it has an aggressive colonizing tendency.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Blooming from early to late summer, this extremely floriferous Trumpet Vine is heat, cold and drought tolerant.
  • Thrives in lean to average, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun or part shade. Tolerates however a wide variety of soils. Best flower production is obtained in full sun.
  • Hardy and easy to grow, this Trumpet Vine is incredibly free-flowering and can quickly grow up to 20-40 ft. long (6-12 m). It suckers profusely from underground runners and freely self-seeds.
  • No serious insect or disease problems.
  • Excellent choice for trellises, walls, fences or arbors.
  • This vine blooms on new growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring. Cut back branches to within three to four buds. This will encourage a more compact growth and promote the formation of flower buds in the shortened shoots. Overcrowded, diseased or damaged shoots can be removed at the same time.
  • Native from eastern North America from Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey down to Florida and eastern Texas and north to South Dakota.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Bignoniaceae
Genus Campsis
Common names Trumpet Creeper
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 20' - 40'
(6.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 5' - 10'
(150cm - 3m)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Dakota, Iowa, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Campsis radicans (Trumpet Vine)
Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’ (Trumpet Creeper)
Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Indian Summer’ (Trumpet Creeper)
Campsis grandiflora (Chinese Trumpet Creeper)

Recommended Companion Plants

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ (New England Aster)
Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ (Yellow Loosestrife)
Agapanthus (African Lily)
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Bignoniaceae
Genus Campsis
Common names Trumpet Creeper
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 20' - 40'
(6.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 5' - 10'
(150cm - 3m)
Maintenance High
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Dakota, Iowa, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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