Bignonia capreolata

Bignonia capreolata

Cross vine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Bignonia capreolata
  • Common name: Cross vine
  • Family: Bignoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Orange

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Green

Native to tropical regions of the United States, cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, is a self-clinging, evergreen vine typically grown under glass in temperate climates. Its leaves are glossy green to red-purple. Orange, yellow and red flowers may grow on new wood in summer.

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For best results grow Bignonia capreolata under glass in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Alternatively, grow it as an annual against a sheltered, sunny wall. 

How to grow Bignonia capreolata

  • Plant size

    2m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Bignonia capreolata and wildlife

Bignonia capreolata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Bignonia capreolata poisonous?

Bignonia capreolata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People