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Trumpet VineFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)


Trumpet Vine is a dense, vigorous, multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody, clinging vine that attaches itself to structures and climbs by aerial rootlets. It is native to the southeastern U.S. but has naturalized in many northern states. In nature, it can be found in swamps, forests, and thickets. Trumpet vine is also commonly known as cow-itch vine because some people experience skin redness and itching after coming in contact with the leaves. It is easily grown in a wide variety of soils. It is best planted in lean-to average soils with regular moisture in full sun to part shade. Foliage grows well in shade, but plants need good sun for best flowering. It blooms on new growth, so early spring pruning will not affect the flowering.
Trumpet vine