It is native to woodlands of the southeastern United States
A large and vigorous woody vine, popular garden perennial plant.
The leaves are opposite, ovate, pinnate, 3–10 cm long, and emerald green when new, maturing into a dark green. The flowers come in terminal cymes of 4–12, orange to red in color with a yellowish throat, and generally appear after several months of warm weather. The plant as a whole may grow to 10 meters in height.
This plant attracts Humming birds and is an excellent plant to create a small environment of shade for other plants.
The vigor of the trumpet vine should not be underestimated. In warm weather, it puts out huge numbers of tendrils that grab onto every available surface, and eventually expand into heavy woody stems several centimeters in diameter. It grows well on arbors, fences, telephone poles, and trees, although it may dismember them in the process. Ruthless pruning is recommended. Outside of its native range this species has the potential to be highly invasive, even as far north as New England. The trumpet vine thrives in many places in southern Canada as well. Alternate scientific names have included Bignonia radicans and Tecoma radicans.
Angels Trumpet Creeper
Angels Trumpet Creeper - August 13, 2009