Campsis radicans 'TANGO'

Campsis radicans
Campsis radicans 'TANGO'
trumpet creeper - climber
SIZE/TYPE vine
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
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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Trumpet creepers are gorgeous things in summer gardens, on patios, or climbing up walls, gazebos or fences. They are fast and vigorous growing vines that can create a dense coverage of bright green foliage with profusion of flowers within a few years only. Tango is a newly introduced variety from 2006 which was bred by Marinus Huisman in his Dutch Nursery and patented as ‘Huitan’ under PP16,656.

Tango trumpet creeper offers brilliant red flowers from July until the last warm and sunny days of early autumn. They are about 5-6 cm long and appear in clusters at the ends of current year's growths. Irrespective of the yellow throat, it is not only the pure red colour that makes it different from the species. Tango is a much more compact variety producing stronger but shorter new shoots with flowers on each of them. Deciduous leaves are pinnate, dark green and glossy. In milder parts of Europe they are supposed to be semi-evergreen.

For profusion of flowers it needs to be pruned every spring after the worst frosts (end March). Cut all previous year’s branches to 2-3 pairs of live buds. Trumpet creeper flowers on new shoots so the more shoots you have the more flowers you get. Though it makes a lot of aerial roots it needs a little bit of help tying up the first twigs to its support as it cannot twine around it like wisteria for example. Tango is a compact variety that is suitable for growing as a shrub. In such case it will not need a wall or trellis, it can stand right in the middle of a garden.

Trumpet creepers prefer limey soil and a warm and sunny spot. Its root system can accept temporary drought and extra watering is desirable only maximum once a week. Fully hardy to min. -24°C(USDA zone 6), but is expected to grow without problem in zone 5.

Last update 29-12-2010
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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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