Plant Type: Hostas
The trumpet creeper is a fast growing, high climbing deciduous woody vine that will grow to heights up to 40 ft. The vine's aerial roots that occur along the stems attach tightly to surfaces. Once the vine climbs to a certain height it grows horizontal branches that reach away from the support in a quest for light and space. Trumpet creeper produces compound leaves that cover the vine in a dense cloak of bright green foliage. Showy clusters of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers first appear in summer and are produced continuously until early autumn. The tubular flower buds are 3 – 4 in long and are followed by seed capsule 4-8 in long that often hangs on the vine through the winter.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
It is best used in woodland gardens and natural areas where it has space to grow. It will quickly cover fences and other structures and keeping it in bounds may require some effort on your part - especially in fertile soils. The vines also sucker freely from the roots and these can be managed with lawn mower and shears during the summer to prevent rampant colonization.
Plant HeightUp to 40 ft.
Characteristics & Attributes
Climbing up or over pergolas, Fences, Deck rails, Arbors
Bloom TimeAll summer
Growth RateFast growing!