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Yellow Trumpet Vine

Macfadyena unguis-cati

Pronunciation: mak-fad-e-EN-ah un-gu-is-KAT-eye
SKU #05938
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description This vigorous climbing, heat-loving, woody vine clings to any surface! Bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers provide quite a show. Often referred to as Cat Claw because of its ability to climb with claw-like, forked tendrils. This stunner is ideal for covering any sunny wall or fence - even trees! Bloom abundance increases with age. Semi-evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Vigorous stems quickly reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Poolside, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This 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-dimension 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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Lantana (Lantana); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Plumbago (Plumbago)
CARE
Care Thrives in a range of well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Quickly naturalizes; prune as needed after flowering to control size.
HISTORY
Lore Trumpet vines of all kinds are exceedingly attractive to hummingbirds which can reach deep into the flowers for their nectaries.

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