'Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine - Bignonia capreolata

mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)May 1, 2013

I just have to share this photo with you. I think this is the best bloom season to date. Boy, if you need a fast growing vine, this one will fill the bill. I think I'm going to take it out this year as it's a constant battle to keep it pruned. My garden space is so small, I have to tippy toe around other plants in order to constantly prune this vine.

I also have a climbing Hydrangea that I'm watching for first buds. I've had it 4 years and it has yet to bloom.

I really thought the crossvine would attract hummingbirds but I don't notice much activity from the hummers. Lots of wild bees visit the blooms so at least it's helping provide nectar for those little guys. Too early for butterflies so don't know if they would feed from the blooms.

Mary

'Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine - Bignonia capreolata

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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Beautiful!

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 9:34PM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

That is a gorgeous, heavy blooming vine, Mary! Are you sure you want to remove it? I've always heard that when crossbones blooms, the hummers arrive.

Susan

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 8:09AM
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ghoghunter

That is one gorgeous vine!!! How can you think about removing it??! Oh well but it sure is a beauty! I had one once but it didn't survive..it is borderline hardy in my zone.
Joann

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 10:17AM
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Leafhead

I would definitely keep that, for the hummers alone.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:07PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I think the hummingbirds will use it eventually, Mary. It's gorgeous, so, if it were me, I'd sure keep it!

Sherry

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 12:48PM
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