Campsis grandiflora (Thunb.) K.Schum.

Chinese Trumpet Vine

Family: Bignoniaceae

Genus: Campsis

Category: Vine - Deciduous

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 13 to 20'

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Twining vine which needs support, less aggressive than Campsis radicans. Flowers red to orange-pink in summer.

Bignonia with winged leaves : leaflets of an oblong lance-shape, and sawed : flowers grow in a terminating panicle, or rather in a raceme upon footstalks with three flowers, opposite and alternate : blossom large, of a scarlet colour, and bell-shaped : stem upright, rooting, and climbing. (Bot. Repos. - Bignonia grandiflora)


'Morning Calm' - coral flowers with yellow throat, introduced by JC Raulston Arboretum

'Thunberg' - smaller red-orange flowers


Native to China. Introduced in 1800. Published in Nat. Pflanzenfam. (Engler & Prantl) 4: 3b: 230 in 1894.

Basionym is Bignonia grandiflora Thunb. - also published in Bot. Repos. 8: 493 in 1807-8.


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