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Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)

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Sold out for the season.


Semi-evergreen, spring-blooming, woody vine
Description: Showy, fragrant, trumpet-like flowers are rusty red outside and yellow-orange inside; glossy deep green, wavy-margined leaflets and tendrils
Habit:  Vigorous, climbing vine to 30 feet
Culture:  Prefers sun to part shade and moist, humus rich soil
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Semi-evergreen, Attracts hummingbirds

This handsome, North American vine is found from Southern Ontario throughout the Eastern United States.  It somewhat resembles the summer-flowering Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans), which has bright orange blossoms.  18th-century naturalist and painter Mark Catesby illustrated the Cross Vine in his Natural History of the Carolinas, Florida and the Bahama Islands.  Bignonia commemorates Louis XIV's librarian, Abbé Bignon (1662-1743) and is named Cross Vine for the marking within the stem in cross section.  The spring flowers attract northward-migrating hummingbirds.


Arrives in a 1 quart pot.

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