Contrary to what some believe, Trumpet Vine, Campsis radicans, IS native to the eastern United States. It is highly prized by gardners for covering trellises and garden walls. Is trumpet-shaped flowers (as the name implies) give off a wonderful perfume during the summer.
The vines spread during the summer months and creates a dense foliage that is ideal nesting for small bird species. The fragrant flowers produce a lot of nectar that hummingbirds need for energy and to raise young – in fact this plant is sometimes called “hummingbird vine” because of it’s attactiveness to hummingbirds!