Bignonia capreolata
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Bignonia capreolata


  family bignoniaceae 
  genus bignonia 

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Genus  Bignonia Species  capreolata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  crossvine   cross-vine Family  BIGNONIACEAE Specimen number  S10198 Data source  HumGrdn p63
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Bignonia capreolata has a good supply of nectar that hummingbirds feed on. Cross-vine (also known as crossvine) can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is rich. Full sun is best for growing this species.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Bignonia capreolata probably originates from Southeast US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Bignonia capreolata is a perennial. Flowers: Cross-vine (locally known in some parts as crossvine) has trumpet-shaped flower blossoms that are up to 2" wide at flare, with yellow tips. This long flowering plant is in bloom from March through August. The blossoms are typically of a red color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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