Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Bignonia capreolata (Cross-vine)

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 hummers. Cross-vine refers to the cross-shaped pattern of the cut stem.

*In VA, it is frequent to common in the southern and central Coastal Plain, southern Piedmont, and portions of the far southwestern mountains and rare elsewhere. It is native to NoVA except for Prince William County. It may be indigenous to some areas in Maryland.

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