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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.
Generally not harvested.
Take hardwood or root cuttings in late autumn or early winter.
Stems can be layered in either Spring or Autumn.
Sow seed into containers in Autumn can over winter in a cold frame.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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 .
Red, Orange, Yellow
It can also be attacked by a scale bug.