Gardening Questions And Answers
Home gardeners love the showy purple, trumpet-shaped flowers of the trumpet vine (Clytostoma callistegioides), and so do honey bees. Because the vine is so large — it can reach lengths or heights of 25 feet — and because it attracts bees, home gardeners should plant it well away from areas where people gather.
The trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), also referred to as chalice vine, is prized for its magnificent red blooms that grow in a trumpet shape. Wear gloves when pruning and wash your hands immediately after handling any portion of the plant. The foliage is mildly toxic if eaten and causes digestive trouble.
Trumpet vine care in winter is minimal. As cold weather arrives, they will wilt and die; in spring they start again from zero to reach the same, startling heights. For that reason, trumpet vine winter care is very easy. You do not have to provide much trumpet vine care in winter to protect the plant.
Heat – Excessive heat may be the reason for trumpet vine leaves falling off or turning yellow. Disease – Trumpet vines tend to be disease-resistant, but they can be affected by assorted viruses and fungi that can cause yellow or spotted leaves. The best way to deal with most problems is to keep the plant […]
The trumpet vine flower is great for attracting hummingbirds to the landscape. The beautiful, tubular flowers range in color from yellow to orange or red. Blooming on the trumpet vine plant takes place throughout summer and into fall, though blooming may be limited for those planted in shady locations.
Insects love trumpet vines too and not just for the bright and attractive flowers they offer. Like with other ornamentals, expect to see insects on trumpet vines, sometimes in numbers that cannot be ignored. If you take steps to offer your plant proper care, however, you can avoid many bug problems.
ANSWER: There are several possible causes of leaf wilt or leaf scorch on plants. All of them involve the disruption of the water flow to the leaf. The culprits can be drought, soil compaction, root damage, bacterial or fungal infections (e.g., stem cankers and Verticillium wilt) or herbicide damage.
The trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), also referred to as chalice vine, is prized for its magnificent red blooms that grow in a trumpet shape. The fruit, foliage, flowers and sap are toxic and can cause mild to severe skin rashes and irritation if handled, according to North Carolina Extension Gardener.
Perhaps the most prevalent of the diseases of trumpet vines is powdery mildew. This is a fungal disease that affects many ornamental plants, caused by over one thousand different fungi species. If your trumpet plant is infected, you will see a powdery coating – white to gray – on the plant’s foliage.
Trumpet vines don’t need additional fertilizer and actually thrive on only moderately fertile soil. Add a thin layer of compost in spring to keep the vine healthy. Trumpet vine does need moist soil, however, so water well and mulch for bark mulch each spring for moisture retention and weed prevention.
Trumpet vine prefers well-draining soil but grows in almost any soil in the hot sun. This vine likes to creep over the ground, up trees, arbor, and pergolas that requires little care once established. The most important maintenance is to prune them back, frequently and aggressively, to keep the vines under control.