Campsis radicans

Trumpet-vine, Trumpet Creeper

Bignoniaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Orange,red
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

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
Moisture Tolerance:
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
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Very attractive to hummingbirds which are its primary pollinators. 

Insects:
 

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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments: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.