Trumpet Vine

Campsis x tagliabuana | Also known as: Trumpet Creeper | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Not a vine for growing actual trumpets.

Campsis x tagliabuana, or the Trumpet Vine, is an easy to grow plant that blooms with fiery red, orange or vellow plants depending on the sub-species you choose. It can be a little invasive, so will require plenty of pruning to keep it in check. The flowers appear during the summer months, and are unsurprisingly trumpet shaped. A great choice for growing up a wall or trellis, and it enjoys a full sunlight position to best thrive.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 3 - 10
Spread [m]
  • 1.8 - 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
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
  • Twining
  • Tufted
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 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
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Ceanothus is a genus of over 50 species of flowering trees and shrubs native to North America. Most of them are ever green, with wide oval bright green leaves with a serrated edge and parallel veins. The leaves are glossy and can feel sticky to the touch. The small flowers grow in dense clusters and can be various colours depending on the species, from pink and white to lilac and deep blue. The flowers of some species have such a strong honey fragrance that it can be overpowering and unpleasant. Historically, the leaves from this genus have been used to make a tea from.