Campsis x tagliabuana (Trumpet Creeper)

Scientific Name

Campsis x tagliabuana (Vis.) Rehder

Common Names

Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine


Tecoma x tagliabuana, Campsis x intermedia

Scientific Classification

Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Tecomeae
Genus: Campsis


Color: Orange to red
Bloom Time: Summer


Campsis x tagliabuana is a woody, clinging, perennial vine that attaches itself to structures and climbs vigorously with aerial roots. It bears dark-green deciduous leaves, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, orange to red, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long and appear in loose clusters throughout the summer.

Campsis x tagliabuana (Trumpet Creeper)
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USDA hardiness zone 4a to 9b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 5 °F (−15 °C).

How to Grow and Care

This easily grown vine thrives in both sun and partial shade. While it prefers a nice well-draining soil, Trumpet Vine flower is resilient enough to adapt to nearly any soil and will grow readily. Be sure to choose a suitable location prior to planting as well as a sturdy support structure.

Planting too close to the home or outbuilding could result in damage from the vine's creeping roots so it's important that you plant the vine some distance from the home. They can work their way under shingles and even cause damage to foundations.

A trellis, fence, or large pole works well as a support structure when growing Trumpet Vines. However, do not allow the vine to climb trees as this can lead to strangulation.

When growing Trumpet Vines, containment is another consideration. Some people find it useful to plant Trumpet Vines in large bottomless containers, such as 5-gallon buckets, which can be sunk into the ground. This helps keep the vine's spreading habit under control. If the vine is located in a large enough area where its suckers can be routinely mown and pruned, it can be grown without support and treat more like a shrub… – See more at: How To Grow and Care for Trumpet Vine


It is a hybrid between Campsis radicans and Campsis grandiflora.


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