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Products > Distictis buccinatoria
Distictis buccinatoria - Red Trumpet Vine
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Bignonia cherere, Amphilophium buccinatorium]
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Distictis buccinatoria (Red Trumpet Vine) - This is a fast growing evergreen vine reaching 30 feet tall. It has green somewhat-leathery 4 inch long leaves with tendrils that form disks so it can climb fences and structures. The showy orange red trumpet flowers with yellowish throats are abundant throughout the warm months. Plant in full sun to part shade and water occasionally in the summer. It is hardy and evergreen to about 25 degrees F. If it is well established, it should regenerate from the roots if it freezes down to the ground - our plants regenerated completely after the tops froze in 1990 freeze when temperatures dipped to 18 F. This plant native to Mexico and cultivated worldwide has long been known as Bignonia cherere, later as Phaedranthus buccinatorius and more recently as Distictis buccinatoria. The current name, according to The Plant List, the collaborative authoritative listing by Kew Botanic Garden and Missouri Botanic Garden, is Amphilophium buccinatorium. We will continue to list this plant as Distictis buccinatoria until such time as this name change has wider acceptance.  The information about Distictis buccinatoria displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.