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Campsis grandiflora - (Thunb.)K.Schum.

Common Name Trumpet Creeper
Family Bignoniaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hillsides and roadsides in China[147]. Climbs into trees and grows on rocks[260].
Range E. Asia - C. China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Campsis grandiflora Trumpet Creeper


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Campsis grandiflora is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 10-Jun It is in flower from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

C. adrepens. C. chinensis. Voss. Bignonia chinensis. B. grandiflora. Tecoma grandiflora.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Blood tonic;  Carminative;  Diuretic;  Febrifuge;  Women's complaints.

The flowers and the whole plant are blood tonic, carminative, depurative diuretic and febrifuge[147, 178, 218]. They are used in the treatment of women's complaints[147, 178]. A decoction of the flowers is used to correct menstrual disorders, rheumatoid pains, traumatic injuries, difficult urination, pruritis and oozing dermaphytoses[147, 218].

Other Uses

Plants can be allowed to scramble on the ground and will form an effective ground cover, rooting at intervals along the branches[208]. They should be planted about 2.5 metres apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in a good well-drained loam[11, 200] and a very sunny position[166] or light shade[200]. Tolerates moderately alkaline or moderately acid soils[202]. Dormant plants are hardy to about -10°c[200], though they require a sunny sheltered wall or hot summers if they are to flower well[11, 166]. The fresh young growth in spring is often damaged by late frosts[208]. Plants can take some years to settle down before they start to flower[202]. They climb by means of aerial roots but need to be supported[11, 166]. Another report says that this species does not produce aerial roots[219]. Plants can be pruned like grapes (Vitis spp.)[11] and any pruning is best done in the spring[188]. The sub-species C. grandiflora thunbergii tolerates saline winds[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse at 10°c. Two months stratification at 5°c assists germination[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of almost ripe wood, 7 - 10cm long, July/August in a frame. Slow to root but a fair percentage[78, 200]. Root cuttings 5cm long in December. Fair to good percentage[78]. Division of suckers in the dormant season[202]. Layering in winter[188]. Plants often self-layer[260].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Andrew Lee   Wed Sep 19 2007

The term —½èº‰Ô ie "Chaste Cloud (or Mist) Flower" is given in Mathews Chinese-English Dictionary under Ling2 No 4062(d), page 585

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