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.
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)
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!