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Scarlet Trumpet Vine

Distictis buccinatoria

Amazing warm season color display for fences, high walls or arbors. Vigorous grower produces an abundance of blood red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats. Climbs by tendrils. A more cold hardy species that will survive a light freeze. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationDIS-tik-tis buk-si-na-TOR-i-a
Average Size at MaturityFast-growing stems 40 to 50 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBanana (Ensete); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbage (Plumbago); Passion Vine (Passiflora)

Thrives in most loamy, well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size. Protect from temperatures below 25 degrees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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