Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is the perfect native vine for covering large fences, arbors, and pergolas. Its trumpet-shaped flowers open in the spring to coincide with the ruby-throated hummingbird migration.
- Very showy in bloom
- Easy to grow and tough
- Hummingbird and bumblebee favorite
- 20 to 40 ft. or more in southern areas
- In the North, plants are more restrained and grow 10 to 20 ft.
- Self-clings to bricks, concrete, and wood
- In the south, leaves are evergreen and turn purple in the fall, remaining attractive throughout the winter.
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9
In central North Carolina, plants start blooming in late April and last around three weeks. Occasionally, there is a second, lighter flush of flowers in late summer.
How to grow
Crossvine grows fastest in moist soil, but is very adaptable and will tolerate drought and flooding once established. Either all-day sun or morning shade and afternoon sun will produce the most flowers.
Care and maintenance
Tie stems to the support until they start to cling. Overgrown plants can be pruned after flowering in spring to avoid losing next year’s flowers.
Where to Plant
Up large arbors, pergolas, and along wooden fences. Crossvine looks stunning when cascading over chain-linked fences.
When to plant
In the South, plants can be planted anytime the ground is not frozen. Gardeners further north should plant in spring through mid-summer to get plants established before winter.
Mature vines (4 to 5 years old) can cover between 100 to 200 square feet of space.
When will my plant flower?
Plants purchased in early spring will be in bud or flower while plants purchased after mid-spring will flower the following year.
Native habitat and range
In the wild, Bignonia caperolata grows in swamp forests and moist woods from Maryland and southern Ohio down into central Florida and eastern Texas.
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 at the nursery.
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Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.Is it okay to plant in the winter?
Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?
Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Can I cancel my order?
Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.