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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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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