Form: A climbing vine.
Leaf retention: Deciduous.
Growth rate: Rapid.
Mature Size: 25' long.
Flowers: Orange, trumpet-shaped, waxy, clustered, 3-4" long. No fragrance.
Bloom: Summer into fall.
Fruit: Long seed pods containing winged seeds for wind dispersal.
Leaves: Medium sized green leaflets on an axis up to 12" long.
Stems: No thorns. Woody. Aerial rootlets sprout along the stem, acting like tendrils to assist
climbing or rooting into soil along vine.
Roots: Spreads by rhizomes. Invasive in moist soils.
Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds and birds.
Toxic / Danger: The sap is a skin irritant to sensitive individuals.
Origin: North America.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 4-9.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun.
Water once established: Once or twice a month, depending on blooms.
Soil: Well drained, pH 6.1-7.5 (slightly acidic to neutral).
Prune: In winter to shape and restrain growth.
Litter: Low. Seed pods.
Propagation: Cuttings and seed. This plant self-seeds and spreads by rhizomes.
Uses: Ornamental, hummingbird garden, trellis privacy screen.
'Madam Galen' is a cross between Campsis radicans and Campsis grandiflora, both members of the
Trumpet Creeper family (Bignoniaceae).
'Madam Galen' performs well in a hot, dry location. The complaint with this vine is that it grows
too fast, mostly due to overwatering. It resembles one of its parents, Campsis radicans, a moderate water
plant. Orange Bells, a hybrid of Yellow Bells
, has similar flowers and
the two are sometimes mistaken for one another.
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