Trumpet vine - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Wayne, IN
Question by cherylmhalle
May 23, 2006
Last year I planted a trumpet vine. It looked healthy although the top growth did not develop much, which I expected as I assumed it was establishing its roots. This spring, no top growth occurred at all. I thought the plant was a goner, but now shoots have appeared at the base. I have since read that it is not unusual for trumpet vine to die back during the winter. My question is, is there something I can do to prevent this dieback? I want the trumpet vine to cover a fence, but if it has to start from scratch each year, I doubt this will ever happen. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2006


Trumpet vines are rampant growers once established so you might be surprised how quickly it covers your fence. It won't always die completely down to ground level - as the vines mature and become woody, they won't be quite so tender and probably won't die all the way down to the ground each winter. Give your plant a few years to mature and I think you'll be very pleased with the way it behaves. Enjoy!

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