Bignonia capreolata, Crossvine

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This semi-evergreen vine can cling to stone, brick, and wood without support. Found in forests and along roadsides mainly in the South,* its showy, two-tone flowers are an early nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. Crossvine refers to the cross-shaped pattern of the cut stem.

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Tags: Lonicera japonica – Japanese Honeysuckle, Jasminum dichotomum – Jasmine, Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis, Akebia quinata – Chocolate Vine, USDA Zones 5-9, climber on arbors & fences or as a ground cover [It will climb any structure it encounters, Sun, Partial Shade, Cut root suckers to control aggressive growth, Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and mammals, Ethnobotanic uses, Tolerates shade, drought, brief flooding; no serious pests or diseases; deer seldom severely damage, Spreads rapidly by root suckers; can be invasive, Flat, green fruit capsules mature to brown August to October, Long, tubular, fragrant orange-red flowers hang in clusters of two to five from May to June, Climbs by means of clawed tendrils, Orange-red with yellow inside, 30-45 feet vine