Campsis

Campsis spp.

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Campsis is a small genus containing just 2 accepted species of deciduous, perennial, creeping vines that cling through the use of aerial roots. They originate from China and North America, in woodland habitats. Producing attractive 6-8cm long, trumpet-shaped, usually red, flowers in summer.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

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

Layering

Stems can be layered in either Spring or Autumn.

Seed

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

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

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 .

Personality

Family

Bignoniaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange, Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

It can also be attacked by a scale bug.

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