Yellow trumpet vine

Campsis radicans f. flava | Also known as: Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vine | Rating: 4 votes | Print / Pdf

The yellow trumpet vine is as relaxed as a jazz tune.

Want a relaxing garden design? Adding a touch of yellow is a sure way to feel mellow and Campsis radicans f. flava or yellow trumpet vine with its warm-coloured, cheerful flowers is guaranteed to spread content wherever it is grown. The yellow trumpet-shaped flowers are simply stunning and their colour is offset beautifully by the rich green jagged-edged leaves. This laid back plant isn’t fussed about soil and can be grown in most types of soil that are kept moist and well-drained. Particularly happy in full sunlight, yellow trumpet vine also grows well in partial shade. This plant is handy for attracting useful insects to your garden and makes a fantastic feature if grown on a wall or arbour. There’s also no need for dull screens as yellow trumpet vine can be grown on a trellis as a sensational screening plant.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 10
Spread [m]
  • 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
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
  • H9-3
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