Yellow Trumpet Vine
Yellow Trumpet Vine
Macfadyena unguis-catiItem #5938 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Vigorously climbing vine clings to any surface! Bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers add quite a show. Thrives in heat. Also referred to as Cats Claw because of its ability to climb with claw-like, forked tendrils. This stunning vine is ideally used to cover any sunny wall, fence, even trees! Semi-evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mak-fad-e-EN-ah un-gu-is-KAT-eyePlant type:Vine - Self-clingingDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower, stems to 20 to 25 ft. long.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Fast Growing, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis lovely tropical appearing vine is much hardier than expected. One of the few trumpet-flowered vines that self clings, its little suction cups are easy on masonry. Plant it out of the wind but in full sun to cloak a wall in golden yellow. Stunning when trained up buff-colored classical columns or pilasters. Let it wind its way through very large-dimensioned latticework, or send up on the roof, where it blooms with vigor in warm climates. Perhaps the best vine for sculpting over windows and doorways in warmer climates.Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Plumbago (Plumbago); Lantana (Lantana)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This vine and its kin are mired in a complex, changing nomenclature within the family Bignonia. Alfred Rehdr of the Arnold Arboretum listed the genus as Doxantha and later it was dropped altogether and given Macfadyana to include only four species. The vine is native to the American tropics from Mexico south to Argentina. The ungus-cati is from the Latin for cat's claw, referring to the shape of its climbing holdfasts.Lore:Trumpet vines of all kinds are exceedingly attractive to hummingbirds which can reach deep into the flowers for their nectaries.