Bignonia capreolata

  • Perennial Vine.
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun.
  • Will grow in some shade, but best flowering is in full sun.
  • This is a twining vine that needs a support structure upon which to grow.

Crossvine is a perennial vine that is happiest scaling walls – up to 50 feet – thanks to its claw-tipped tendrils that grip as it climbs. Its claim to fame comes in springtime with its generous crop of trumpet-shaped flowers in orange and yellow hues. A Crossvine plant is a perennial, and in mild climates an evergreen. Crossvines are robust and vital vines and care of Crossvine plants includes little more than occasional pruning.

Some say the Crossvine climbing plant bears more blossoms per square inch than any other vine. Whether or not that is true, it flowers generously and the blossoms last for up to four weeks. The vine’s leaves are pointed and slender. They stay green all year long in warm climates, but in slightly chillier regions turn a deep maroon in winter.