Hummingbird Vine - Campsis Radicans

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Hummingbird Vine is a Hardy Flowering Vine

This vine grows to be around thirty feet when fully grown. They are a hardy plant referred to as the trumpet vine. Not only will this vine be sure to attract the hummingbirds to the garden, but it will even look great. The flowers on this vine are typically orange to red and are shaped much like a trumpet. These flowers can be seen on the vine from July to November. The flowers each contain sweet nectar, which is what attracts the hummingbirds to it. It thrives best in climate zones four through nine and does excellent in moist to dry soil conditions. It also loves to be in full sunlight and light shade and is very easy to grow.

Hummingbird Vine Attract Hummingbirds with their Blooms and are Deer and Drought Tolerant

They are also a great vine because they are resistant to deer and can be tolerant of drought. When planting this vine, you want to place it close to the support system of choice. Pruning should be done in the spring or during the early fall. Doing this will help keep the vine at a manageable size. Once the flowers die, it is best to cut them off.

Soil Requirements: They respond best to fertile soil to fuel their fast growth. Mix a healthy dose of compost into the soil before planting. Keep soil moist. Add general purpose fertilizer when planting and every two to three weeks during the season. Switch to a high phosphorous formula just before the blooming period.

Growing Speed: They will grow to a mature height within a year and are considered invasive; they will dominate an area reasonably quickly. It's a highly quick-growing vine that will re-seed swiftly.

Characteristics & Appearance: This vine blooms trumpet-shaped flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. However, the plant is part of the nightshade family and can cause rash and itching when in contact with skin.

Uses in Landscaping: This vine is perfect for an area of the garden where you want something colorful and hardy that will climb upwards. Make sure to grow onto a trellis or wall.

 The flowers it produces are bright red, pink, or orange and have long, narrow petals that look like tongues. These flowers bloom throughout the summer months and attract many different types of hummingbirds.


 USDA Climate Zone: 4-9

Tree Height: up to 30 feet

Soil Type: moist to dry

Sun: full sun to light shade

Hummingbird Vine: Campsis Radicans is a beautiful vine that is also quite fragrant

It is great for covering an unsightly area and can be trained to cover an arbor or pergola. Hummingbird vines are hardy and grow well outside in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. The flowers open late afternoon, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and bees.

Trellising This vine allows it to climb up a wall or structure. Staking the vine will enable it to grow outward and cover the ground. When planting Hummingbird Vines, choose a location with full sun to partial shade where you have a sturdy structure for the vine to climb. Hummingbird Vines produce delicate, trumpet-shaped white flowers in clusters, about 1-1/2 inches long. The flowers have five petals and ten stamens with alluring deep pink filaments. This vine produces green leaves pointed at both ends; they measure 2 to 4 inches long and 1 inch wide.

Hummingbird vine makes an excellent security barrier because it grows speedy and reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet. It is often used along fences or on trees because it can climb up without special support equipment. It also grows well in shaded areas of the garden, so make sure you don't put it where the full sun will shine on it all day long. This vine does best in warm and sunny areas but can tolerate a certain amount of shade.

Purchase Hummingbird Vine is sometimes used for ornamental plants and medicinal purposes.

USDA Climate Zone: 4-10

Tree Height: up to 30 feet

Soil Type: moist to dry

Sun: full sun to light shade

Ship as: Bareroot


It is an attractive plant for landscaping, and its fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds. Its deep green leaves are glossy and attractively veined with purple. The flowers come in white or lavender pink. The blooms open sometime between early spring and late summer, depending on location and weather conditions. Once established, this plant spreads quickly by shallow roots, which creep along the ground. If spread unchecked, it will form thickets that can quickly overtake a garden or yard. 

You can control the Hummingbird Vine by pulling up the tendrils when they appear close to desired plants or cutting the vines back repeatedly. For people who want to encourage its growth, Campsis radicans will grow very well in pots kept near a sunny window or planted outside close to a structure where it has some support for climbing. In addition to being pretty, Campsis Radicans is also beneficial because its leaves are edible.

Tropical looking and easy to grow, this vine can grow up to 30 feet in a single season and climbs by tiny hairlike tendrils. These birds are drawn to the hummingbird vine because they rely on nectar from plants as their only food source during a large part of the year.

The hummingbird vine is for sale because it makes an excellent addition to any garden. After all, it provides both color and food at the same time. It is also considered a good border or wall cover because it will climb up to cover any surface it can reach. This plant makes an excellent choice for hanging baskets, growing on a trellis or arbor, or even as part of a living fence or screen. You can also use it as ground cover in shaded areas. You can look forward to the hummingbird vine providing you with lots of color throughout the year.                                                                                                                                                      


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Hummingbird plant - Campsis Radicans - Hardy Planting Zones - 7a-10b Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 2-3' Mature Width- 2-3' Bloom Season - Late Spring to Early Fall
Planting Zones 4-9
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2 Reviews

  • 4
    Hummingbird Vines

    Came as much larger root starters then expected. Very excited to see them come in. Even had a few extras in my order which was very appreciated. Shipped quickly too

  • 5

    Brings in a lot of birds! I love this vine

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