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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Campsis radicans-Orange Trumpet Creeper 

Orange-red flowers, 3" in size and tubular in shape, highlight this vigorously growing deciduous vine,  In the summer, these flowers are borne in clustered form on a vine that can rapidly grow to 40'.  It can attach itself with aerial roots.  It bears large, dark green pinnate leaflets. Tolerant of heat, cold and drought, and is relatively tolerant of alkaline soils. The vine should be grown in sun to part shade, with little summer watering.  It can spread over the ground if there is nothing for it to climb on and will root down as it goes.

It is native to the mid-west and eastern USA.  It can take even reflected heat.  In a wet situation, it will take over.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003