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CAMPSIS radicans (SUMMER SNOWFALL™)

Image of Campsis radicans 'Takarazuka Variegated' (SUMMER SNOWFALL™) PP12245

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Bignoniaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPSIS radicans 'Takarazuka Variegated'(SUMMER SNOWFALL™) PP12245

Plant Common Name

Summer Snowfall™ Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine

General Description

The Summer Snowfall trumpet vine ('Takarazuka Variegated') is a vigorous deciduous climber with marbled creamy white and green leaves. Its summer occurring flowers are the classic orange-red trumpets. These fiery attention getters attract hungry hummingbirds.

'Takarazuka Variegated' spreads by suckering roots. Frequent pruning is required to keep it in bounds, although its leaf variegation tends to slow its grow rate in comparison to other trumpet vines. It grows in a wide array of soils and light exposures, but a moist, well-draining neutral soil in full sun produces the most impressive specimens. Make sure to have this big vine growing upon a very strong and large supporting structure where its foliage can be seen.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 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

    15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m

  • Width

    5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m

  • 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

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Orange Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • 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

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No