Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) also called trumpet creeper is a high-climbing, aggressively colonizing woody vine to 35 ft., climbing or scrambling over everything in its path by aerial rootlets.
Reddish Orange flowers are showy, waxy, broadly trumpet-shaped, up to 3 1/2 inches long, blooming throughout the summer and attracting hummingbirds. Fruit is a pod up to 6 inches long with 2 ridges running lengthwise, tapering more gradually to the base than to the tip, and roughly round in cross-section.
Native to eastern North America as far north as Ohio and South Dakota, this vine is often cultivated for its attractive, reddish-orange flowers and can escape cultivation. Its rapid colonization by suckers and layering makes it useful for erosion control, however, and its magnificent flowers never fail to attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds within its range.
Adapted to eastern forests, Trumpet creeper grows tall with support. To keep it in check, plant it near concrete or an area that you can mow; mowing down the suckers will discourage them. Fairly drought tolerant within its range. Blooms most in full sun.