Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans, the Trumpet vine, grows in the new quad of Brasenose college. It is a deciduous, showy, plant for some late summer colour with a tropical feel! Fast-growing, self-climbing plants, these will grow around 10 metres tall and have large, trumpet-shaped flowers up to 8cm long. These can be deep red, orange and yellow, and are borne in clusters from late summer to early autumn. Campsis benefits from a sunny, sheltered south- or west-facing spot against a wall, with good support from wires or trellis. Soil should be moist but well-drained and fertile. The plant can be propagated from hardwood cuttings; you should prune it in winter or early spring.

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