Lavender Trumpet Vine

Clytostoma callistegioides

  • Evergreen vine with lavender blooms.
  • Good for trellis or garden arbor.
  • Also on iron or other fence.
  • Blooms intermittently thru year.

An evergreen vine that grows moderately fast to 15 to 20 feet tall by as wide, climbing up on or clambering over anything that will support it with a dense foliage cover. It has an interesting leaf structure with two paired leathery bright glossy green 3 inch long by 1 1/2 inch long leaves on either side of a long slender tendril that drops off if not clinging to something and new flushes of foliage are an attractive bronze color. The 3 inch wide trumpet-shaped lavender flowers have intricate darker purple veins and appear in pairs.

It is in heavy bloom in mid to late spring and then off and on in late spring through fall and sometimes (rarely in our area) are followed by an interesting spiny elongated fruit. Plant in full sun to part shade and water moderately to occasionally – is surprisingly drought tolerant once established for such a lush looking plant. It is attractive year-round but especially when the plant erupts into bloom. It is both beautiful and attractive to pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Common Names:  Violet Trumpet Vine, Painted Trumpet, Argentine Trumpet Vine

Seed is poisonous if ingested.