Trumpet Vine Still Dormant?

jhugheyMay 6, 2012

I have a marital problem. It's called a Trumpet Vine. LOL! I absolutely love the large, old trumpet vine growing on a trellis, next to the back of our house. I love the beautiful, orange flowers that, when the vines reach out from the trellis in the fall, grow right in front of my window. My husband, on the other hand, hates it! Every fall, he trims it to within an inch of its life, hoping all the while that he'll kill it by doing so. So far, (we've lived here 3 years, now) he has not succeeded and the vine happily grows again in the spring. However, so far this year, it hasn't started to grow back and I am worried. Has my husband finally succeeded in killing this normally impossible-to-kill vine, just by trimming it? Or is it just taking its time this year?

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hazedshaman

it could be that with the warmer weather this year early in the spring and then that cold snap it put the plant into shock. its nearly impossible to completly kill these plants. even if the main vine does not grow it will produce many shoots from the roots. what has the temperature been like in MIchigan? Any temperature around or below 40 will put the plant back into dormancy. Give it alittle bit im sure that it will come back to life. if the main vine did die then it will be mid summer before new shoots emerge from the roots.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:09PM
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