About Distictis buccinatoria (Red Trumpet Vine)
This easily likable evergreen vine is called Distictis buccinatoria. Commonly called Red Trumpet Vine, this plant is most recognized for its trumpet-shaped flowers. During the spring and summer months, burnt orange flowers emerge that have a repeat blooming cycle. Its yellow centers are great for pollinators and especially hummingbirds; so much in fact that sometimes this plant is called the Hummingbird Vine. As a fast grower, you can expect this vine’s stems to reach an average landscape height of 40′.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Distictis buccinatoria using well-draining loamy soil in an area that receives full sun to part shade. After planting, water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce the frequency. Because it is a climbing vine, it will need to be supported by a fence or trellis. This variety can tolerate temperatures a low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit and needs to be pruned only when cutting back for shape or size.
Landscape design ideas
If you are looking to cover an unsightly fence or add interest to a bare structure wall, the Trumpet vine forms disks that allow it to quickly climb up most vertical structures. Plant to cover a pergola, porch posts, or any area that needs a little extra privacy or color.