Invasion of the Trumpet Vine! - Knowledgebase Question

laurel hollow, Ne
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Question by rowseys
August 26, 2010
RE:Trumpet Vine/ Trompeta TrepadoraCampsisradicans
Hi-This is the second NY summer for my vine-it's now totally overgrown. I keep clipping it,but it continues to grow thick & totally envelops my pretty metal arbor.Can I transplant it in partial shade? How can I prop it up inexpensively? It was clearly the wrong choice for my arbor. Thanks

Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010
Trumpet vine is indeed a vigorous grower. I find that pruning it back only makes it grow that much faster. Your trumpet vine won't grow well in a partially shaded area. It won't flower well and will be more susceptible to fungal diseases so try to find a sunny spot if you need to move the plant. You can train it to grow up a sturdy fence or you can build an arbor out of 4X4's to keep it from sprawling on the ground. Good luck with your trumpet vine!

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