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Trumpet-vine, Trumpet Creeper
|Size:||Climbing to 50-60 ft.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous (north) to evergreen (south). Blooms in spring and summer.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Plant this vine where it has support and where its showy flowers are visible. Climbs with aerial roots which can damage brick and stucco, so best allowed to climb trees, poles, trellises and similar structures.|
|Considerations:||This is a fast growing vine. It also layers and suckers. These characteristics can make it weedy. It climbs by means of aerial rootlets, which can damage wood, stone, and brick.|
|Propagation:||Seed or transplants.|
|Availability:||Friends, Native nurseries|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Very attractive to hummingbirds which are its primary pollinators.
Larval host for the plebeian sphinx (Paratraea plebeja) moth.
|Native Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Riverine forests, mesic & dry mesic hammock especially where disturbed.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
While somewhat overly aggressive, it can be controlled. The author allows it to climb palm trees but pulls them off the tree to limit their size every 3-5 years.
Climbs using tendrils with adhesive disks.