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Campsis radicans f. flava


Yellow Trumpet Vine

Tropical looking trumpet shaped flowers

Take advantage of its tremendous ability to attract birds and butterflies and add character to your garden with the Campsis Radicans Flava and its exotic looking sunshine coloured trumpet shaped flowers. A vigorous climber it establishes quickly and flowers for a long period – from early summer to late autumn.


Thrives in sunny south or west facing, sheltered spots. Maintain in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Give it plenty of room to spread.


Stunning growing up a wall or trellis. Is self clinging so needs little support.

Native to the Easter United States of America, the plant is known popularly there as the 'cow itch vine' or the 'hummingbird vine'

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
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 670 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage 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, Garden edging

Typically available

From March to September