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Hummingbird Vine


Description: Hummingbird plant - Campsis Radicans - Hardy Planting Zones - 7a-10b Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 2-3' Mature Width- 2-3' Bloom Season - Late Spring to Early Fall
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    Hummingbird Vine - Campsis radicans


    Also called the trumpet vine, the hummingbird vine got its name because its large trumpet-like flowers are very appealing to hummingbirds. Butterflies and bees also love it. Its leaves are elliptic and oblong and dark and shiny, with a dull green underside. The showy flowers range from orange to scarlet with a touch of yellow at the throat. Birds of all kinds love to nest in the dense foliage. The blooming season lasts from May through September and can be extended by deadheading spent blossoms. In the fall, the leaves turn a lovely shade of yellow before they fall off. 

    Native to the Southeastern U.S., the hummingbird vine has spread throughout the country and even further north, into Ontario. This vigorous plant grows extremely well in agricultural zones 4-9, which includes the vast majority of the United States. The vine also grows in almost any soil type, including clay soil, and it can tolerate drought. It can even tolerate deer feeding upon it, so it does well in forests and naturally woody areas. The hummingbird vine uses suckers to spread underground. It also climbs up, latching onto fences, telephone poles, arbors and trees. The vine can grow to between 20 and 30 feet, but without something to climb, it will grow to look like a tall shrub. 

    Hummingbird vines are used widely in landscaping for their beautiful flowers and the interested hummingbirds. However, they must be trimmed in the spring and in fall to have dead, damaged, and diseased limbs removed. Live branches should also be trimmed to prevent them from growing out of control. When the flowers aren't in bloom, seed pods appear. As these mature, they crack and release hundreds of seeds. Preventing dozens of vines from growing is accomplished by removing and destroying the pods before they crack.
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    1. Takes off on anything

      It is now growing along my house after only one year in the ground on Mar 31st 2017

    2. Must have

      Everyone needs these, they are wonderful on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Birds love it

      All the wildlife coming to my yard is breathtaking on Mar 31st 2017

    4. Beautiful

      Needless to say this plant trully works, I definitely have plenty of hummingbirds flocking to this plant and the blooms. on Mar 31st 2017

    5. Customer service is great

      I had some minor issues when my plants arrived and there was no instructions, so I called customer service and they quickly helped me on exactly how deep and what to do. on Mar 29th 2017

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