Campsis, commonly known as trumpet creeper or trumpet vine, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to woodlands in China and North America.[1] It consists of two species, both of which are vigorous deciduous perennial climbers,[2] clinging by aerial roots, and producing large trumpet-shaped flowers in the summer.[3][4] They are reasonably hardy and do well with the support of a wall, preferring full sun.[3]


Campsis grandiflora


  • Campsis × tagliabuana (Madame Galen), a mid-19th century hybrid between Campsis grandiflora and Campsis radicans

See also


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ Jane Hunter (30 July 2010). Basic Gardening: Teach Yourself. Hodder & Stoughton. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-4441-3154-3.
  3. ^ a b Veronica Lorson Fowler (1 January 1997). Gardening in Iowa and Surrounding Areas. University of Iowa Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-58729-068-8.
  4. ^ Keith Kirsten (10 September 2001). Gardening with Keith Kirsten. Struik. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-86872-507-6.[permanent dead link]

External links

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