Trumpet Vine

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!