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Trumpet creeper

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Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans)
Photo: USDI National Park Service (Dan Clark)
Campsis radicans
  • Campsis radicans
  • Campsis radicans



Origin and description

Leaves with 9-11 leaflets
Flowers with yellow, red or orange corollas
May take a few years before it flowers
Popular with hummingbirds
Growth form: creeper with aerial roots
Height: 10 m

This plant may become invasive as it spreads both by seeds and suckers.

Common name

Trumpet creeper

Latin name (genus)

Campsis radicans

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Bignoniaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun
Type of soil: light, rich, cool and well-drained
Choose a sheltered site


  • Zone 4

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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