Plant Features: Cross Vine

Crossvine “Bignonia capreolata” – the leaves are opposite, compound with only two leaflets, evergreen to late deciduouos, ovate to lanleolate, margins smooth, 3 to 5 inches long, rachis ends with a branched tendril, dark green in summer, bronze red in winter.

The flowers are attractive, tube like, flaring and spreading at the ends, 2 inches long, reddish brown on outside, and brighter and orange to yellow on the inside. Flowers blume in the spring.

Crossvine is a high climbing, twining vine with tendrils.

In addition to being used by deer they are also visited by humming birds.