Campsis are vigorous, deciduous, woody-stemmed climbers with flamboyant flowers, native to woodland in China and North America.
It is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae.
They are grown for their bold trusses of orange to red, trumpet-shaped flowers produced on the current season’s growth from late summer into autumn until the frost arrives. Although hardy, they need shelter from cold winds. Campsis need little feeding unless they are grown in very poor soils or in containers. It takes two or three years to establish a strong woody framework of branches before plants begin to flower.
Bud drop may occur due to low temperatures or dryness at the roots, but other than that Campsis are relatively trouble free but can be affected by a few pests and diseases The vigor of the trumpet vine should not be underestimated. In summer, it puts out many tendrils that grab onto every available surface. C
ampsis needs a strong support and room to grow, although accordingly to some gardeners it can be invasive. With adequate care and pruning, trumpet vines can be kept under control. Hard pruning hinders growth and encourages flowering.