Campsis radicans

patsi(z7-S.Jersey)July 2, 2007


It's their 3rd year in the ground, tall and lots of green but NO flowers on my Campsis radicans.

I'm ready to pull them out of the ground and just use annuals from now on.

Anyone know the problem?

Thanks Patsi

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Forgot this....
Picture taken June 25,2007

Still growing like crazy!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 5:59PM
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Good luck trying to get rid of it. I'd been trying to kill one for the past 8 years and finally gave up. Now I'm just trying to keep it in one area. It takes a few years to bloom and needs full sun or you're just going to get foliage. The flowers really are very pretty, it's just so damn invasive here.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 12:57AM
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chazparas(USDA zone 9 , San Jose, CA)

Mine took about 5 years to flower, full sun. That was when I lived in NY. Do a search here for trumpet vine, you'll get a kick out of some of the posts, and it'll put fear in your heart! LOL
I'll never plant it again no matter how beautiful I think it is.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 3:39PM
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Patsi, I posted a pic and ? on the perennial forum trying to id the plant I bought from walmart that didn't have a tag. One posted suggested it was campsis radicans, so I did a search. Some of the qualities are the same but some are still to be determined. Hee is a pic of mine, it is still in the pot and the flower isn't real clear (I'd take another one but there aren't any at the moment. I was wondering if you could send me a pic of yours even if it is just leaves so I can compare it with mine. I'm gonna go to walmart today and see if they have more and see if I can find a tag. Not that that means anything I have gotten so many flowers/plants from there and they are mislabled.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. Debi

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 12:06PM
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If this is planted ina 5 gallon bucket, do you guys think that it would control the invasiveness? I want to pant this on an ugly rusted chainlink fence along the street which is maybe 50 feet from my house. The flowers are so beautiful and i have seen some beautful vines around the area. One looks like a tree and is planted next to someones house, others are really small vines that don't look invasive at all so i dont know.
need advice on the bucket trick! I have no problem pruning as needed too.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 1:03PM
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chazparas(USDA zone 9 , San Jose, CA)

The bucket won't contain it. If you live close to other people please consider them when planting this vine. It will eventually wind up in their gardens.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 8:03AM
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chazparas(USDA zone 9 , San Jose, CA)

replied about maids plant on another post, just some infor for others here. The yellow trumpet vine pictured is not a campsis, it's a tecoma, not hardy in northern zones. enjoy it but be sure to bring it inside over the winter if you want it around next year.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2007 at 12:03PM
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