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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Bignonia capreolata

Crossvine

Scientific Name:

Bignonia capreolata

Genus:

Bignonia

Species Epithet:

capreolata

Common Name:

Crossvine

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Bignoniaceae (Bignonia Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, bottomlands, forests, woodlands

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Notes:

Attracts Hummingbirds

Bloom, side view

image

Steve Bouton

Bloom, throat

image

Steve Bouton

Seed Pod

image

Steve Bouton

New Vine

image

Tom Harville

Old Vine

image

Steve Bouton

Early flower bud formation

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Flower buds ready to open

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Wow!

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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