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|Size:||Climbing vine to 50 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Partially deciduous (north) to evergreen (south). Blooms in spring. Lifespan: 60+ years.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Tall climbing vine. Works well on a trellis and can also be allowed to grow up trees. High-climbing, twining, clings by tendrils.|
|Considerations:||Its fast growth habit will need to be controlled in a small garden.|
|Propagation:||Seed (no pre-treatment is required).|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Attracts some butterflies, but mainly hummingbirds as pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Moist hammocks, dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
To see how crossvine gets its common name, cut a mature stem and you'll see that the pith is cross-shaped.
Climbs using tendrils with adhesive disks.