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Hummingbird Vine:

The Hummingbird Vine is also known as the Trumpet Vine. The botanical name for this plant is Campsis Radicans. It is a climbing vine that has beautiful bright, trumpet-shaped flowers. The Hummingbird Vine is a very hardy plant that can multiply in the first year. This vine grows well in USDA Climate Zones 4 thru 10. The flowers on this vine are only perfect for hummingbirds, they are trumpet-shaped, and they have a high nectar reserve. The Hummingbird Vine is native to the southern United States and easy to grow and cultivate. Once the Hummingbird Vine starts to grow, it is harder to stop it from growing and growing. It requires little care other than keeping it from completely taking over your entire garden.

When planting the Hummingbird Vine, you must choose a location where the plant will receive full sunlight to partial shade. Full sunlight will produce more flowers that will attract hummingbirds. Avoid planting too close to buildings because this vine is such a vigorous grower that it can damage some foundations and shingles. Once you decide where to grow your new Hummingbird Vine, you now have to prune the vine as it grows. If this vine is left to grow independently with no taming, it will grow to resemble a small shrub. Most gardeners like to plant the Hummingbird Vine along a fence, arbor, or trellis. The structures provide support for the vine to climb and also give it somebody. Keep in mind you should not plant them too close to any trees because this vine could eventually take over and kill off the tree.

Next, you need to plant the Hummingbird Vine in a hole that can hold the roots, fill the hole in, and water the vine thoroughly. After the plant begins to grow, be sure to prune the vine in the spring and the fall to help control the growth. Also, trim the limbs back to help keep the Hummingbird Vine from growing out of control.

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