Trumpet vine is a woody, clinging vine which attaches itself to structures by aerial rootlets. It can rapidly grow to 30 to 40 feet high. Terminal clusters of 2 to 3 inch long, red trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds throughout the summer.
- Deciduous (foliage falls off)
- North America
- Zone 4
- Zone 5
- Zone 6
- Zone 7
- Zone 8
- Zone 9
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial sun (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Dry sites
- Occasional drought
- Wet sites
- Alkaline soil
- Road salt
- Alkaline soil
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Mid summer
- Late summer
This 30 to 40 foot climbing, rambling vine attaches by aerial rootlets.
Vine can be aggressive and rampant.
Tree & Plant Care
A strong trellis or structure needed to support vine.
Flowers on new wood, plants can be cut back to a few buds in the spring.
Disease, pests, and problems
No serious problems
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to the southern United States up into the Midwest.
Attracts birds & butterflies
Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies.
Bark color and texture
Stems are light brown with aerial rootlets growing out of them.
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Opposite, pinnately compound leaves can reach 6 to 15 inches long.
Shiny green leaves are coarsely toothed.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Clusters (terminal cymes) of red, orange or yellow trumpet-shaped flowers up to 3 inches long bloom throughout the summer.
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
3 to 5 inch long, bean-like seed pods split open releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind.