The Beautiful Crossvine

The Beautiful Crossvine

Posted by Tammy Sons on 29th Mar 2018

Cross Vine

The Cross Vine is among the more unique and most attractive plants you will find. The plant is very similar to many others. However one of the leading characteristics that make it distinct is that it can be grown on some surfaces. These include fences and brick walls. Therefore this plant can provide an ideal option for landscaping. With enough rainfall and sunlight, it can grow on these surfaces quite easily. As far as the looks of the plant are concerned, they usually consist of green leaves with pink or yellow flowers. Therefore this plant will not only be a typical plant on various surfaces, but it also serves the purpose or providing flowers as well. This plant will, therefore, be ideal for gardens. Crossvine is an excellent addition to any plant and tree collection. Scientific name: Bignonia capreolata (Crossvine) USDA Climate Zone: 5-8. Tree height: Approximately 10 feet. Canopy spread: 10-15 feet. Soil type: Prefers a moist and well-drained soil. Sun: Prefers full sun along with either full or partial shade. This particular tree gets its name due to its tendency to be a type of tree that spreads horizontally over various surfaces. This tree sheds leaves during the fall months. During this time the leaves usually yellow and orange. With this tree, there are flowers that bloom during the spring months and these flowers typically come in the color pink. The tree has numerous clusters of these flowers. The tree is best grown on structures such as walls, arcs, and fences. When planting this tree on various surfaces, it is a good idea to make sure that they all have an area with moist soil that can quickly absorb food and water efficiently. As far as climate is concerned, it is best to have it planted in the regions that are temperate and don't have weather extremes for most of the year. This tree is best grown in mild climates where it can get plenty of water from rain and sunlight.