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Campsis x tagliabuana Madame Galen


Trumpet Creeper

Tropical looking trumpet shaped flowers

Campsis Madame Galen is a vigorous climber that creates pendant like salmon coloured flowers in clusters. These are often followed by baby green pods that split open in late summer to show off beautiful two-winged seeds.


Grow against a south facing wall in a sunny but sheltered spot. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil for best growth.


Ideal for walls fences and trellises that you want quick cover for d an exotic flower display. Looks beautiful on any landscape structure and even growing up through trees. Leave space to grow as they spread widely.

Madame Galen is a proud owner of the Award of Garden Merit bestowed on it by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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 July - 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

Typically available

From March to September