Chinese Trumpet Creeper

Campsis grandiflora

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

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

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.

Special features

Origin

China, Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk, Clay

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

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

Orange, Red, Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

It can also be attacked by a scale bug.

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