Bignonia capreolata



wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 50 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,orange
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
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: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


wildlife plant  
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

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

To see how crossvine gets its common name, cut a mature stem and you'll see that the pith is cross-shaped