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Campsis radicans Flamenco

 

Trumpet Vine

Tropical looking trumpet shaped flowers

An exotic, tropical looking yet fully hardy summer flowering climber. This self-clinging plant produces rich orange-scarlet bell shaped flowers in clusters in the summer that last all the way to autumn.

Where?

Grow against a sunny but sheltered wall in moist, fertilised soil. Tolerates urban conditions very well.

How?

Looks fantastic growing up through a hedge or growing through a tree.

If you have a large area of garden or wall to cover, Campsis Radicans is your best friend as it is really fast growing.

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Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 330 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Mediterranean garden

Typically available

From March to September