10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Chinese Trumpet Creeper Overview
Woodly climbing species with a vigorous, creeping growth habit, also known as Chinese trumpet vine. This species produces pinnate foliage with serrated margins and clusters of bright orange-red, large trumpet-shaped blooms. It is less hardy compared to the related species C. radicans.
Common problems with Chinese Trumpet Creeper
It can also be attacked by a scale bug.
How to harvest Chinese Trumpet Creeper
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Chinese Trumpet Creeper
Stems can be layered in either Spring or Autumn.
Sow seed into containers in Autumn can over winter in a cold frame.
Take hardwood or root cuttings in late autumn or early winter.
Special features of Chinese Trumpet Creeper
In late summer into autumn it produces dark orange to red trumpet shaped flowers in clusters at the end of stems.
Can be grown in large containers
Can be grown indoors but may require regular pruning to restrict it to the available space. This may reduce flower production.
Other uses of Chinese Trumpet Creeper
This exotic looking climber suits being used to help create a sub tropical feel and can be grown in sheltered wall side borders with support or in large containers in urban courtyards or conservatories .