This plant has a mild fragrance
Bignonia capreolata is commonly known as Cross Vine due to the cross-shaped pattern revealed when the stem is cut. It is grown for the brightly coloured red, yellow and orange, trumpet shaped flowers. The vine climbs without twining but produces tendrils for holding onto supports, only producing leaves and flowers in the upper parts of the vine. If not properly managed, this plant can spread aggressively through stolons and become invasive.
Susceptible to mealybug.
Harvest seed pods once they have dried on the plant.
Take budded root cuttings in summer.
Sow seeds in spring time.
Layer in autumn or spring by placing a bit of soil and the material around a few nodes. They should grow roots quickly.
Once established can survive dry spells.
Attracts nectar sucking birds