Trumpet Vine

Scientific name: Campsis radicans

Fact Box:

  • Order: Lamiales
  • Family: Bignoniaceae
  • Genus: Campsis
  • Species: C. radicans


The trumpet vine, AKA trumpet creeper, is a showy vine that climbs over structures such as walls, fences, arches, etc, reaching up to 40 feet tall. Bold reddish-orange flowers stand out among its lush green foliage and their trumpet-like shape makes the plant a favorite of hummingbirds. In fact, Campsis radicans is sometimes called the hummingbird vine.


Trumpet vines climb and spread aggressively, especially in hot and humid areas, so they are considered invasive, as they can choke out nearby plants. Furthermore, the flowers and leaves are slightly poisonous when consumed, and the plant’s sap can cause skin irritation, so be careful when handling trumpet vines.