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Bignonia capreolata

Cross Vine

Cross Vine

Comments

Beautiful clusters of orange-red trumpet flowers grace this vigorous and tall-growing glossy-leaved vine; the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies; needs a sturdy structure for support

Description

Beautiful clusters of orange-red trumpet flowers grace this vigorous and tall-growing glossy-leaved vine; the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies; needs a sturdy structure for support

Landscape Attributes

Cross Vine is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Cross Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cross Vine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 feet

24 inches

acidic

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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