General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 30 feet
Plant Spread: 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: brown dry pod-like capsule
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature
Days to germinate: 30 to 90
Other info: self seeds - can be invasive and difficult to eradicate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Common names
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Trumpet Creeper
  • Hummingbird Vine
  • Cow-Itch Vine
  • Devil's Shoelace
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Campsis radicans
  • Synonym: Campsis radicans var. minor
  • Synonym: Tecoma radicans
  • Synonym: Campsis radicans var. praecox

Photo Gallery
Location: Dover, Pa. 
Date: Summer
Trumpet Vine on strong Arbor in flower.
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Date: 2016-08-02
Spectacular, massive trumpet vine.
Photo by TheCreekKid
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2008-02-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-07-15

Date: 2012-04-15
Contents of one seed pod
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2015-08-08
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2006-06-07
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Date: 2016-01-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-07-08
The trumpet vine travels but also produces lots of seeds
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: 2022-06-28
Trumpet vine #178 and SC#7; RAB page 963, 167-2-1. LHB p. 903, 18
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: May 23, 2022
Trumpet vine #178 and SC#7; RAB page 963, 167-2-1. LHB p. 903, 18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-07-27
#pollination - Humming Bird
Photo by Cat
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Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-07-08
a hummingbird favorite
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-07-23
Hummer
Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 2018-07-12
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2012-03-19
Arbor over gate
Location: Aberdeen, NC 
Date: July 17, 2022
Trumpet vine #178 and SC#7; RAB page 963, 167-2-1. LHB p. 903, 18
Location: Aberdeen, NC 
Date: July 17, 2022
Trumpet vine #178 and SC#7; RAB page 963, 167-2-1. LHB p. 903, 18
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-3-2012
#pollination
Location: IL
Date: 2012-06-23
Location: Philadelphia
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: May 23, 2022
Trumpet vine #178 and SC#7; RAB page 963, 167-2-1. LHB p. 903, 18
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-08-20
four vines on a wooden fence with lawn around; good method
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Mooresville, NC
Date: 2020-07-05
Wild trumpet vine growing by our driveway
Photo by dave
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-09-01
Location: NC| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-31
Why it's referred to as the Hummingbird Vine
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-06-28
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Grass Roots Nursery, New Boston, MI
Date: 2009-07-15
Location: York, PA 17402
Date: Summer 2012
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-01-06
interior of seed pod
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-08-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-08-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by Paul2032

Date: c. 1868
illustration by A. J. Wendel from Witte's 'Flora', 1868
Location: IL
Date: 2004-07-17
Location: Adrian, Michigan 
Date: 8-12-2017
Suckers that I transplanted 2 months ago looking good
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2006-06-07
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Dayton, TN
Date: 2009-06-17
Photo by ljones26

Credit florum
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13

Date: 2020-07-15

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Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-09-01
coming up 10 foot from mother plant
Location: IL
Date: 2011-10-10
Pretty fall color changes some years.
Location: Neshoba County, MS
Date: 2018-06-19
Trumpet Vine Blooms
Photo by Cat
  • Uploaded by Cat

Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-08-25
My Yard
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-08-25
My Yard
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2011-08-25
My Yard
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-08-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2014-12-03
Location: Norristown, Pennsylvania at zoo
Date: 2012-08-04
vine on trellis
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-08-26

Date: 2014-07-27

Date: 2014-07-27
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2018-06-17
Wild vine growing in wooded area where I walk
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-24
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-04
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2014-07-05
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 06-27-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2005
Location: Desert Demonstration Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Date: May
photo by Stan Shebs
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 10-11-2013
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-05-13
  • Uploaded by Cat
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Aug 12, 2009

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Photo by ljones26

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Date: 2020-07-15

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Location: Neshoba County, MS
Date: 2018-06-19
Unopened Trumpet Vine Blooms
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-11-06
Location: Natural Area in Northeastern Indiana
Date: 2011-09-28
Location: Natural Area in Northeastern Indiana 
Date: 2010-07-06
Can Be Invasive
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-06-19
juvenile root
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-06-19
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-08-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2015-05-06
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: July of 2003
vine on trellis
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-07-11
vine next to house
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Date: winter in 1980's
stems and aerial roots
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2014-10-24
vine on telephone pole in fall
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-07-17
summer compound leaves
Location: Natural Area in Northeastern Indiana
Date: 2011-09-30
Showing A Bit Of Fall Coloration - Can Be Invasive

Date: 2012-07-13
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-07-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2012-05-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-11-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-07-23
Hummer
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2017-08-13
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2017-08-14
Location: Pike Co., Il.
Date: 2009-07-18
wild in an old quarry
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-09-09
Photo by dave
Location: Southeastern Iowa
Date: 2011-07-03
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 7, 2011 4:08 AM concerning plant:
    A woody tall growing vine that is very attractive and does entice hummingbirds to flowers. One needs to weigh the positives and negatives when considering this plant. Hard to eradicate.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 19, 2012 10:17 AM concerning plant:
    Trumpet Creeper, a perennial vine, has 3-inch long, striking, trumpet-shaped, red or orange flowers in mid to late summer followed by decorative pods in the fall. It takes sun and any soil. Trumpet creeper, a very strong grower, is a great choice for adorning a fence, trellis, or mailbox in an informal setting.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 5, 2018 7:44 PM concerning plant:
    The Common Trumpetcreeper grows in various upland and bottomland sites from southern New England & New York down to southern Florida into eastern Texas up to eastern Nebraska through northern Illinois and southern Michigan into the southeast tip of Ontario. It is one of those woody vines (lianas) that climb by aerial rootlets onto wood, stone, brick, etc. and can also be a groundcover. It is very fast growing up to 10 feet/year and is very rampant growing. Its fibrous, deep root system also produces long underground runners. It is a beautiful plant with great flowers good for hummingbirds. However, since it is so aggressive and powerful, it is best grown on a stout trellis or fence away from everything else; best with some lawn around it. It is sold by some conventional, mail order, and native nurseries and is occasionally found in average yards in eastern North America.
  • Posted by Cat ( IN - Zone 5b) on Apr 9, 2014 8:05 PM concerning plant:
    Be sure you do not plant it too close to a foundation. It is very hard to kill. I planted it and a year or so later moved the plant. It is still growing in the original location more than 5 years later.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 1, 2012 11:10 AM concerning plant:
    I have grown this vine and the hummingbirds do love it, along with many flying insects. HOWEVER I would recommend not putting it within 12 feet of any flower or vegetable bed. It sends up starts everywhere and never stops.
    I tried shovel root pruning. This reduced the number, but did not stop it from producing starts.

    Can be destroyed (eaten) by goats. They eat all the leaves until the plant starves to death.
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Received them from a friend on the hottest day of the year. I waited until a cool down to put them in the ground. One looked good, the others not so well.
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