Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Trumpet Creeper
Campsis radicans

Trumpet Creeper growing on a building
Trumpet Creeper growing on a building
Large trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, orange and yellow in late summer; crisp attractive foliage;long, hanging pod-like fruit. 
Full sun; grows in almost any soil; heat and drought tolerant. Should be pruned frequently. 
  • 'Crimson Trumpet'-has red flowers with no orange in them.
  • 'Flava'-has yellow flowers.
Mature Height
35 Feet (Extremely vigorous and fast growing vine. This vine will ususally grow to the top of the support, even on failry tall supports.)
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
July - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Method of Attachment
Aerial Roots
Foliage Color
Fall Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

This plant can become weedy as it will spread both by seeds and suckers.
Additional Notes
The flowers will attract hummingbirds.

This vine is woody and deciduous.


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic