What’s that sound? It’s the whir of hungry hummingbirds flocking to your garden when trumpet vine starts to bloom. A vigorous, tough-as-nails perennial, trumpet vine, Campsis radicans, is perfect for gardeners who want a quick cover-up for a fence, trellis, or pergola. Trumpet vine develops attractive, finely divided foliage covered by broad hands of fingerlike orange, red, or yellow flowers in midsummer. Over time, this woody vine can grow 40 feet tall and become quite heavy, so be sure…
Trumpet Vine -- Vine This vine is so good at attracting hummingbirds with its summerlong clusters of red, orange, or yellow flowers that you'll sometimes see it sold as hummingbird vine. Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil
Photo of Trumpet Vine grown as a tree. A 6x6 post cemented in the ground to support it, keep them at about 6ft. high. In the fall cut the side branching arms to about 12 inches. the main trunks are kept intact.
Campsis chinensis (Campsis grandiflora) “Chinese Trumpet Creeper” fast growing vine with large flowers. 20-25’ tall & wide, needs support, like a trellis, twiner with occasional aerial roots. red-orange blooms 4-6” long. profuse bloomer July-frost. Hummingbirds love the flowers. deciduous. Less aggressive than C. radicans, which can overtake gardens, can be used as a groundcover. Native to China Drought tolerant once established Pt.Sun/Sun Perennial Vine Zones 6-11