Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty'
Cat# 1335 Cross Vine is a woody vine growing to 50 feet or so with compound, semi-evergreen leaves and very showy summer flowers. It is common throughout the east. It winds its way up trees and telephone poles, and over rocks, and holds on by twining and by tendrils that can dig into tree bark. The wild type has red and yellow flowers, but 'Tangerine Beauty' has clusters of 2 inch, tubular, flaring, bright orange ones. Flowering occurs along the stems on older growth so any pruning should be done right after flowering. Grow Cross Vine in sun or part shade and average soil and give it a reasonably strong support. Hummingbirds will love you.