Trumpet honeysuckle

Campsis radicans | Also known as: Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine | Rating: 8 votes | Print / Pdf

Trumpet creeper. It's what you get if you don't allow that band to enter your garden.

Enjoy the sweet success of an impressive garden design that features Campsis radicans or trumpet honeysuckle. This climber boasts vivacious trumpet-shaped flowers in enticing shades of red and orange, showcased to maximum effect against green tooth-edged leaves. Trumpet honeysuckle accommodates most soils as long as they are moist with good drainage. It loves full sunlight but does well in partial shade as well. This pretty plant entices butterflies and birds and looks outstanding draped across a wall or a strong and supportive trellis. Alternatively use trumpet honeysuckle as a decorative feature on an arbour for a restful and alluring spot you’ll never want to leave.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 10
Spread [m]
  • 2.5 - 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Orange
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
  • root cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
  • Tufted
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Mediterranean garden
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years