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CAMPSIS radicans (TANGO)

Image of Campsis radicans 'Huitan' (TANGO) PP16656

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Family

Bignoniaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPSIS radicans 'Huitan'(TANGO) PP16656

Plant Common Name

Tango Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Creeper

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General Description

Trumpet creeper is a rampant clinging deciduous vine native to the southeastern United States. Its orange, red, or yellow trumpet shaped flowers appear in late summer to early fall, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The compound, pinnate leaves are typically dark green. Large bean-shaped fruits follow the flowers. Several cultivars are available, including red-flowered, yellow-flowered, and variegated selections.

Trumpet creeper tolerates a wide range of soils in sun to light shade. It needs plenty of room to ramble and watch for root suckers and seedlings. It works well on a pergola, wall, large tree, or other substantial support.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    30'-40' / 9.1m - 12.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes