Campsis radicans
Common name: 
Trumpet Vine
Common Trumpet Creeper
KAMP-sis RAD-i-lkanz
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous vine, 30-40 ft (9-12 m), rampant vigor.  Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 15-35 cm long, 7-11 leaflets, each toothed.  New and exposed stems are red.  Flowers trumpet shaped, petals and bracts are orange-red, some selections yellow, 6-7.5 cm long, bloom on new growth.  Fruit a plump bean-like pod, 7.7-12.5 cm long, green, turning brown, contains numerous winged seeds.
  • Sun.  Vines can be trained as a large shrub if branches are shortened after the first year’s growth.  An adaptable plant, it is even recommended for xeriscape gardens in the US Southwest.  Dirr (1998, p. 175) states that "if you can not grow this, give up gardening".
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4 [with protection (Snyder, 2000)]     Native from Pennsylvania to Missouri, Florida and Texas.  This vigorous and colorful flowering vine was obvious to the first English colonists in Virginia, and it quickly made its way to England in the early 17th century.
  • campsis: from the Greek kampsis, bending, referring to the curved stamens.    radicans: with rooting stems
  • Corvallis: behind apartments (parking lot fence) along Orchard St. across from the West Greenhouse .
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    plant habit, flowering

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    plant habit, yellow flowering

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    flowers and leaves

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    flowering shoot

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    flower buds and flowers

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    fruit and seeds

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    winter twig, buds