Campsis Summer Jazz®
Campsis, also known as trumpet flower, is a much loved climbing plant. It flowers profusely in the summer and early autumn and brings a holiday atmosphere into your garden. The Campsis is commonly found in Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Italy. The Campsis is nevertheless very winter hardy and thus it will also suit our climate. Standard Campsis varieties grow too quickly for most garden lovers. This is why our team was so pleased to discover new varieties in the Summer Jazz series in Israel. Originally these come from Japan and they are beautiful! We cultivate them in three colours; yellow, orange and red. They stay nice and compact, flower profusely and are easy to maintain. They can even make a beautiful shrub in your garden!
Does my Campsis need to be tied up?
The Campsis belongs to the self-clinging climbing plants. This means that they climb along a wall or fence with little clinging roots that arise from its branches, just like Climbing Hydrangea and Ivy. You can guide these climbing plants initially, but then they can continue climbing upwards independently. If you do not do this, your Campsis can penetrate too much of your garden instead of climbing. Do not worry about its roots penetrating too deeply into your wall. This is a myth. These climbing plants will help to insulate your home rather than cause damage to it!
– Campsis Radicans (wild Campsis)
– Campsis Flava
– Campsis Madame Galen
– Campsis Flamenco
– Campsis Summer Jazz© – Indian Summer© (Our Choice)
– Campsis Summer Jazz© – Fire© (Our Choice)
– Campsis Summer Jazz© – Glow© (Our Choice)
How can I best position my Campsis?
The trumpet flower is a beautiful climbing plant to grow over a pergola or along the top of a fence. Place one plant per pergola-pole, or one plant per trellis metre.
Normal, but not too wet
To four metres, depending on pruning
Evergreen or deciduous:
In early spring – prune right back to keep it compact
Annuaally with NPK
Prolific blooms with exotic flowers
August – September
Over recent years, more compact Campsis varieties have become available. We sell these as the ’Summer Jazz’ range. Perfect in smaller gardens or in a pot!