Finding an evergreen vine that will take our summer heat is hard enough, but finding one that also produces bunches of colorful, fragrant flowers is quite a find! Thankfully, we have this American native to furnish our arbors and trellises with year-round lustrous green color that is accented by purple hues in winter and clusters of hummingbird-attracting orange trumpets in spring. Crossvine stems become woody with age, and each leaf is accompanied by a strong, curly tendril that helps it attach to almost any surface and climb toward the sky. Since it doesn’t typically defoliate in the winter, this vigorous and hardy vine makes an excellent privacy screen when grown along fences, and helps to absorb heat and block reflected sun when grown against a wall.
Height: 10 – 20 feet (to 30 feet with support)
Width: 10 – 20 feet (to 30 feet with support)
Bloom color: Orange
Flowering season: Spring, Summer
USDA minimum zone: 7
Cold hardiness: 10° F


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