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Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer' (Large Plant)

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

Hardy Shrub

  • Rapid climber which flowers all summer long
The lush foliage and effervescent orange blooms of Campsis 'Indian Summer' might look exotic, but these climbing plants are easy to grow in a warm sheltered spot of the garden. Vigorous without being invasive, make this gorgeous climber the workhorse of your summer displays - clothe walls, fences or pergolas in tropical colour from late spring right through to autumn. Trumpet Creeper plants will cope with dry conditions and clay soils too. Height and spread: 1.5m (5ft).


Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
walls and fences, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August, September
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 2 litre potted campsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £19.99
    • 1 x 7 litre potted campsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £26.99
    • 1 x 3 litre potted campsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £24.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted campsis plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £29.99
    • 2 x 7 litre potted campsis plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £44.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted campsis plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £39.99
    • 3 x 2 litre potted campsis plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £38.99
Although Campsis are fully hardy, they will perform better when grown against a warm, sunny wall for added protection and better flowering performance. Plant into moist, but well-drained soil in a sunny position. Alternatively, grow Campsis plants in patio containers using soil based compost such as John Innes No.2, and add extra grit for drainage.
Once Trumpet Vine plants are established in the border, they will prove to be drought resistant. After planting your Campsis, cut back all stems to 15cm (6") from the ground, to stimulate new growth. Train the strongest new shoots, and remove weaker shoots. After 2 or 3 years, a framework will be established, and you should prune back sideshoots to within 2 or 3 shoots of the main stems. Prune in late winter.

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  1. Beware!

    By Kathlyn GADD 10-07-2015

    We have a Campsis in France where they are very popular. The summer temperatures there are late 20s to 30s with winter temperatures often colder than UK - so it is quite hardy. It's a very pretty plant BUT it can be a thug. Ours grew against the front wall of the house and provided a shady bower over a stone seat. However, we made the decision to remove it as we were at serious risk of losing our new (and expensive) roof! The flowers also attracts wasps and, as my husband is allergic to wasp stings, this was a second reason to remove it. The trunk when we cut it down was nearly 5" thick. The T&M information says they grow to a few feet but Campsis is very vigorous and can grow to 20m!


    Thank you for your review. Campsis can grow several metres, however this variety in particular is specially bred to be more of a dwarfing variety, and will grow to 1.5 metres. The other variety that we sell, Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen', is a larger variety and can grow to around 10m.

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