Campsis x tagliabuana 'TARANTELLA'

Campsis x tagliabuana
Campsis x tagliabuana 'TARANTELLA'
trumpet vine - tree form
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-2m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Tarantella is a novelty from Holland from 2008. It is a trumpet creeper hybrid with large, red flowers very similar to Madame Galen variety, perhaps a slightly deeper red. The difference between these two varieties is that Tarantella makes shorter and stronger new shoots which determines it to be best grown as a shrub or grafted on a stem like a small tree flowering from early July until last warm and sunny days of autumn.

Its deciduous leaves are pinnate, deep green and very attractive. Originally a vine, this form was trained into a small tree. Pruning is a crucial issue with this plant if you want a nice one. It flowers on current year’s growths so it is desirable to have plenty of new branches. So cut back last year’s branches to 2-3 buds after danger of frosts (usually in April) to make a crown with strong branches. The wood is fragile and too long branches can easily break in strong wind. If you wish to have a dense crown sooner and are ready to miss early flowering for one year you can clip new growths just after the second or third pair of leaves. If you live in good growing conditions and the branches are strong enough you can do it again at the end of summer. Grown as a small tree it will need life-long support.

Trumpet creepers like neutral to alkaline soil so never plant it along with peat-loving plants. Its root system can accept temporary drought so extra watering is desirable only maximum once a week in very dry summer. If you need to fertilize use only flower-encouraging fertilizers with low nitrogen level. We only sell GRAFTED plants that will flower the same year you buy them. Its hardiness has been tested to -24°C (USDA zone 6) so far but it is expected to take much stronger frost.

Last update 18-08-2010; 27-07-2011
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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