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Chinese Trumpet Creeper

Campsis grandiflora

Also known as

Chinese Trumpet Vine

2008-07-16Campsis 01 by Wildfeuer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

10m

8m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Layering

Stems can be layered in either Spring or Autumn.

Seed

Sow seed into containers in Autumn can over winter in a cold frame.

Cuttings

Take hardwood or root cuttings in late autumn or early winter.

Special features of Chinese Trumpet Creeper

Attractive flowers

In late summer into autumn it produces dark orange to red trumpet shaped flowers in clusters at the end of stems.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers

Indoor plant

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 .