Crossvine, also known as Trumpet Vine, is a deciduous vine that can add a vertical element to an Arizona pollinator garden. This plant produces clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, orange, and yellow that are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Crossvine is also drought-tolerant and can handle the hot, dry conditions of Arizona.
In addition to its ornamental value, Crossvine can provide habitat and food for pollinators, helping to support local ecosystems. It is also relatively low-maintenance and can be trained to grow on trellises or fences, making it a great choice for adding color and vertical interest to a pollinator garden.
Overall, Crossvine is a versatile and valuable plant that can enhance the beauty and biodiversity of an Arizona pollinator garden
Flowers: Late winter into spring
Origin: Eastern United States
Size: To 30′ long
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Water deeply once a week in the summer, reduce watering in the winter
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: Tolerant, hardy to 15 F
Disease and Pests: Can be susceptible to fungal diseases in humid conditions
Uses: Host plant for the caterpillars of the rustic sphinx moth (Manduca rustica) and the laurel sphinx moth (Sphinx kalmiae). Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees with its nectar-rich blooms.
Notes: ‘Tangerine Beauty’ is a cultivated variety with orange flowers (shown in photo). Provide structural support.
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