Bignonia capreolata L.

Crossvine

In bloom

In bloom

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Family: Bignoniaceae

Genus: Bignonia

Category: Vine - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 9

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Semi-evergreen to evergreen in higher zones. Opposite leaves, compound with 2 leaflets. Climbs by tendrils. Bright orange to red flowers, trumpet-shaped, fragrant, in late winter to early spring. Attracts hummingbirds.

Cultivars: 

'Tangerine Beauty' - J.C.Raulston selection, tangerine-colored flowers.

'Jekyll' - flowers orange on the outside and yellow inside, found by Dr. Dirr on Jekyll Island, GA, considered more evergreen and cold tolerant.

'Atrosanguinea' - deep red flowers, my favorite

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 624 in 1753.

Synonym Anisostichus capreolata (L.) Bureau

Native to the eastern and central US.

Described in Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 82.


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