Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 20 to 50 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Orange-red with yellow center
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Espalier
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Other info: Allow seedpods to dry on plant.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Root
Layering
Stolons and runners

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Posted by frostweed (Arlington, Texas - Zone 8a) on Oct 26, 2011 2:19 PM

Crossvine is a show stopper when in bloom.

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