Thursday, April 27, 2017

Crossvine


Bignonia capreolata (Crossvine) is one of my favorite native plants for attracting hummingbirds.


Here in the Central United States we see the incredible flush of blooms usually in April.  We love sitting outside watching the hummers buzz along the vine!  



This cute swing would be perfect in our back yard!  ;-) 


Crossvine continues to bloom throughout the growing season, but there won't be as many flowers at one time.  In our area, these tend to be semi evergreen.  Some leaves will drop and it may look a bit thin in the winter.



If you choose this plant for your garden, keep in mind it can grow up to 50 feet, so please give plenty of space.  We have ours growing along a fence and then over a gate.


Check out my Garden Page for more ideas!

;-)  -Marci

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that crossvine is amazing. Thanks for sharing at You’re The Star,
    Bev

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  2. Oh yes! I had this in a prior home. I bet it is still there. ;)
    Very pretty but a bear to get rid of.

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  3. Living on the west coast of Florida I don't get to see vines like this. It is lovely.

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  4. I have that climbing up a tree in the side yard. Never knew exactly what it was, but it's beautiful!

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  5. I wonder if this is the same plant we call Trumpet Vine around here. It's beautiful, but very invasive. Much like honeysuckle. :)

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  6. Whoa! That is a ton of blooms. It's just beautiful.

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  7. Absolutely lovely! We have a few coneflowers in our garden that attract colorful fiches, but I have never seen a hummingbird here. Wish we had some room for a plant like this! :) And that swing!

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  8. This is beautiful when it's blooming so profusely! I think we called this a "trumpet" vine in Virginia, due to the shape of the flower.

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  9. That is such a beautiful plant Marci. I bet the aroma must travel for blocks.

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  10. is that the same as Trumpet vine? I do not seem to be able to get it to grow. Does it need a lot of sun?
    Janice

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  11. Looks so pretty. Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

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  12. So pretty and I need something like this to bring the hummingbirds to the feeder. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

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  13. I've never heard of Crossvine. It sure is pretty. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  14. What a gorgeous vine I have never heard of it but it is beautiful

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  15. Crossvine is so pretty but I do not think it grows here in Normandy - thank you for linking it up to #GingGreenLinky so we can all enjoy its natural beauty 💚 💚

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