Clytostoma callistegioides Invasive?

themiJuly 10, 2011


I want to plant a violet trumpet vine to cover a nasty chain link fence. The violet trumpet vine seems to be the answer I am looking for: fast growing and relatively easy care. Full sun. Sandy soil.

But I want to make sure this type of trumpet vine is not invasive. I have read so many horror stories about trumpet vines, and some conflicting info. I just want to be absolutely positive that this will not take over my yard if given ideal conditions.

Or if there are any other suggestions I am totally open. I might actually prefer something a bit more drought tolerant if it exists.

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I haven't personally grown this variety as it's not hardy in my zone but I don't believe it's invasive like the orange trumpet vine (Campsis radicans). The Cross vine (Bignonia capreolata), which I do grow, hasn't been a problem.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 7:10AM
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I grow this one and it's not invasive like Campsis vine is, BUT - it grows to a MASSIVE vine before it blooms. I cut mine to the ground this past Monday - WOW - what a chore!!!!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 3:05PM
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