Trumpet Honeysuckle

Campsis radicans

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Woodly climbing species with a vigorous growth habit, capable of exceeding 12m tall and 4m wide. This species produces pinnate foliage and clusters of bright red or orange, trumpet-shaped blooms approximately 8cm in length.
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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.

Seed

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

Layering

Stems can be layered in either Spring or Autumn

Special features

Attracts bees

Good plant for attracting bees and other pollinating insect wildlife into your garden.

Special features

Origin

America, North America

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-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

Scent

None

Problems

It can also be attacked by a scale bug.

Related Problems

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