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Trumpet Vine

Scientific name

Campsis radicans


The Trumpet Vine is a visually appealing vine species that can reach a height of 10 m if supported, or can take the form of a small shrub in the absence of surrounding support. The leaves are light to dark green, ovate shaped, 3-10 cm long, oppositely arranged, and have toothed margins. This species is most distinguishable by its large, trumpet-shaped, orange-red flowers that grow in clusters in the summer. Trumpet Vine is a fast growing and vigorous colonizer due to its self-seeding and suckering abilities. This species can aggressively climb nearby shrubs and saplings, which may result in strangling and killing them. Thus, pruning and maintenance may be required to contain this plant and to prevent it from overwhelming surrounding vegetation. The flowers of Trumpet Vine are a favorite choice for Hummingbirds during the summer once the plant has bloomed.

Planting conditions

Trumpet Vine grows best in moist or wet conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It can tolerate a range of soil types. This plant can be naturally found in open forests, forest edges, and along lake or river shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Vine
  • Height:
    • 10 m
  • Spread:
    • 3 m