Scientific Name - Campsis radicans (L.) seem.
Synonyms - Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans.
Popular names - common Trumpet Creeper, trumpetvine
Distribution and Habitat - originating in southern USA.
Description - vine, by 10 m long. Stem round in section, stalk brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, imparipenate, 7-15 leaflets, leaflets ovata, 3-5 x 1-3 cm, margins fine-toothed, green. Ovoid flower buds, red-orange. Flowers arranged in bouquets from axil branches, 5-20 flowers tubular, 6-8 cm long with five united petals, orange to red, calyx 1.5-2 cm red-orange. Blooms in June-October. Fruit capsule, 10-18 x 2-3 cm, green.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - partial-shade, but less blooms.
Demands - land rich humus. and permeable, sunny place.
Management - at the end of winter to cut the branches of a year to 2-3 buds and branches damaged by frost.
Propagation - by green seedlings, late summer.
Cultivars - 'flava' with yellow flowers.
'Minnesota Red' with purple flowers.
Properties and Uses - is often used as ornamental species, grown near the walls and trellises.
Curiosity - due to large capacity to adapt to any type of soil, this species can become invasive. An alternative for this species would be Campsis grandiflora, which grows more slowly.
Genus was created by Portuguese botanist João de Loureiro (1717-1791) in the 1790 Flora Cochinchinensis for Campsis grandiflora. Linne named species with Tecoma radicans and Thunberg gave the name of Bignonia radicans.
Trees and shrubs
Mutisia subspinosa Cav.
Undergrowth voluble, 2-3 m long. Strain poorly ramified, glabra, wavy, yellow-green, 3-wing, green wing, needle-spin, axillary buds are white tomentosi. Leaves alternate, Sesia, language hasta, 8-10 x 0.6-1.3 cm, green, toothed margins, 10-14 pairs of teeth mucronata, long-attenuated peak and ended with a Carcel
Tree, 40 m high, truncated 1 m in diameter. Stalk, leaf stalks are brown and language violated. Petiole 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves elliptic, ovat-elliptic, 6-22 x 4.7 cm, protruding ribs on both surfaces, base cuneata, top acuminata.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.
Convolvulus althaeoides - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Mediterranean basin, growing in dry places, on the streets.
Gentiana lutea - mountain species, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone bedrock, on pastures rich in organic matter, from 1000 to 2200 m altitude.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Callistephus chinensis - annual species, 10-70 cm tall, native to Asia. Species cultivated as ornamental in gardens and parks.