Botanical name: Campsis grandiflora Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Synonyms: Campsis chinensis, Bignonia chinensis, Tecoma chinensis
A spectacular flowering climber that needs a sunny location and room to ramble. Chinese trumpet creeper is a close cousine of the Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) It can be distinguished from the latter by distinctly larger flowers, as the name grandiflora indicates. Growing 20 to 25 feet long/tall by 6 to 9 feet wide at maturity, it is not as aggressive as our native Trumpet Creeper. It blooms in early summer with loose clusters of dangling trumpet shaped, peachy-rose, yellow-throated flowers. Hummingbirds love it. Its coarsely toothed leaves are deciduous and over time the vine becomes woody.
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