The easy to grow Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) is a beautiful addition to any landscape but the fact that it’s a great Hummingbird attractant is also a bonus.  The deep tangerine colored, trumpet shaped blooms start in late spring and provide wonderful color against the deep, emerald green foliage.

One word of caution however…the Trumpet Vine is listed as a vigorous and hardy grower which basically means it will take over your entire landscape if not pruned properly.  And when I say pruned properly I mean severely!  This vine will latch onto fences, arbors and trellises easily but it will also latch onto telephone poles, sheds and buildings.  Ruthless pruning is necessary to keep it under control and in bounds.  So if you’re up to giving this plant a very close crop at least once a year then by all means…include it in your landscape but if you take a more laissez-faire approach to gardening then you may want to pass up this particular vine.


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