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Uses

Toxic parts

There have been isolated cases reported of people suffering from dermatitis after handling the leaves[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Campsis radicans.

Material uses

Can be used as a ground cover plant in a sunny position[2]. They can be allowed to scramble on the ground and will form an effective ground cover, rooting at intervals along the branches[3]. They should be planted about 2.5 metres apart each way[3].
There are no material uses listed for Campsis radicans.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The root is diaphoretic and vulnerary[4][5].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Climber or Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse at 10°c. Two months stratification at 5°c assists germination[6]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of almost ripe wood, 7 - 10cm long, July/August in a frame. Slow to root but a fair percentage[7][6]. Root cuttings 5cm long in December. Fair to good percentage[7].

Suckers, removed in the dormant season.

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Cultivation

Succeeds on a warm wall in a good loamy soil[8] in full sun[9] or light shade[6]. Plants can become rampant when growing in rich soils[6].

A very ornamental plant[8], it is hardy to about -20°c according to some reports[10][6] whilst another says that it is not hardy in all parts of the country but it succeeds in more open positions such as a pergola or an old tree in the southern part of England[8]. Plants require the extra warmth of a sunny wall to induce better flowering[10]. Plants are self-clinging by aerial roots like ivy but are best if given some support[8][9]. Any pruning is best done in the spring[2]. The seed only ripens outdoors in Britain in hot summers[11]. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value[12].

Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[6].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Campsis radicans. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Campsis radicans.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Campsis radicans
Genus
Campsis
Family
Bignoniaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

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    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
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    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    12. ? Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (1990-00-00)
    13. ? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)

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