'Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine
Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty'
'Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine is a native vine, growing 20 to 40 ft. or more. Trumpet shaped flowers open in spring, and occasionally into the summer. In southeast North Carolina the leaves turn purple in the fall, and green up again in the spring. Hardy from zones 6 through 9.
How to grow
Crossvine can be planted in sun to part shade near a large structure, where it can have room to spread. It grows fastest in moist soils, but is very adaptable and once established will tolerate drought and flooding. Overgrown plants can be pruned after flowering in spring, to avoid losing next year’s flowers.
Where to plant
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is too vigorous for small structures, but perfect for larger arbors and pergolas, and looks spectacular climbing and draping over fences.
Crossvine flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds, and it’s a larval host plant for the Rustic and Trumpet Vine Sphinx Moths.
Where found in the wild
In the coastal plain, Bignonia caperolata occurs in swamp forests and moist woods, from Maryland south into central Florida. It is common in southeastern North Carolina.
Source and origin
'Tangerine Beauty' is a wild form of Crossvine selected over 60 years ago for its heavy flowering and stunning tangerine colored flowers. Plants are propagated from cuttings here at the nursery.
Named Crossvine for the way a cut stem displays a cross in the center.
Cuttings taken during the summer, root in 6 to 8 weeks.