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Madame Galen Campsis x tagliabuana

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KAMP-sis BY tag-lee-ah-boo-AH-na
Description

Trumpet Creeper is a hybrid cross between C. radicans (American Trumpet Vine) and C. grandiflora (Chinese Trumpet Vine) with the trait of being less aggressive than C. radicans. It is a flowering woody vine that can rapidly spread  to 15 to 25 feet long and 6 to 12 feet wide and produces trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers. It has dark green foliage; attracts hummingbirds, and left to its own devices, the plant will scramble on the ground and form an effective ground cover, rooting at intervals along the branches. It can also attach itself to structures and use aerial rootlets to climb.

It grows best in well-drained loam in a  sunny position or light shade with regular moisture. Growth is more aggressive in rich soils. The plant tolerates moderately alkaline or moderately acid soils. Dormant plants are relatively cold hardy, though they require a sunny sheltered wall or hot summers if they are to flower well. The young growth in spring is often damaged by late frosts and the plant can take some years to settle down before it starts to flower. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer. It is a good vine for hot, dry sites.

You can restrain the growth of the plant with pruning. Because flowers bloom on new growth, prune in early spring. Provide sturdy structures to support the weight of the mature plants. This hybrid is an aggressive plant which suckers from underground runners and self-seeds.

The genus name, Campsis, comes from the Greek kampe meaning bent in reference to the bent stamens on plant flowers. The hybrid name, tagliabuana, honors the brothers Alberto Linneo Tagliabue and Carlo Tagliabue who were Italian nurserymen.

Diseases, Insect Pests, and Other Plant Problems:

No known diseases or insect problems. The plant can spread quickly and needs space to spread out.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Coccinea
  • Crimson Trumpet
  • Madame Galen
    Popular cultivar that produces cantaloupe-orange to salmon-red flowers.
Coccinea , Crimson Trumpet , Madame Galen
Tags:
#deciduous#orange flowers#woody#vines#climbing vines#summer flowers#deer resistant#agressive
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Coccinea
  • Crimson Trumpet
  • Madame Galen
    Popular cultivar that produces cantaloupe-orange to salmon-red flowers.
Coccinea , Crimson Trumpet , Madame Galen
Tags:
#deciduous#orange flowers#woody#vines#climbing vines#summer flowers#deer resistant#agressive
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Campsis
    Species:
    x tagliabuana
    Family:
    Bignoniaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Ground cover
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Asia, Central China, Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Climbing Method:
    Scrambler
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Follicle
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Flowers are followed by long, bean-like seed pods which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for disbursal by the wind.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Salmon-red (apricot) to red 3 inch long flowers. The flowers appear in loose, somewhat drooping clusters (cymes) throughout the summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Compound, odd-pinnate leaves (to 15 inches long) which are shiny green above and glabrous below. Each leaf has 7-11 ovate leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Compaction
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt