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Trumpet creeper

Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans)

Trumpet creeper
(Campsis radicans)


  • Up to 40 feet


  • June to September


  • Native
  • Perennial
  • Vine


  • Full sun to part sun

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Provides food for:

  • Hummingbirds (flowers, insects)
  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Butterflies / Moths (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (nectar, caterpillars and other insects)


  • Grows quickly and can become quite aggressive – not recommended for small spaces.
  • Will sucker and can be used for erosion control on steep banks.
  • Can cause damage to siding if allowed to grow up a building.

Native Range:

USDA range map for Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans)
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: