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Plants of the UNF Campus

Bignonia capreolata - Cross vine
Family Bignoniaceae

Description:

Cross vine is native to north Florida and the southeastern U.S. This is an evergreen vine with leaves held on the stem in four’s. Large orange-yellow to red flowers are produced in spring. These long, tubular flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. While it is used primarily as a landscape plant today, native Americans used the bark and roots to treat a variety of ailments.

Location:

See plants on the wood fence along the UNF Drive loop behind buildings 5 and 6.

Size:

A woody vine (liana) capable of climbing to fifty feet high or more.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to shade

Water: moderately drought tolerant when established, tolerates moist sites

Soil: average soil, wide pH tolerance, no special requirements

Cross vine can grow in sun or shade and seems to grow best in moist sites. It is a moderate sized vine appropriate for a fence. It can grow straight up tree trunks and other supports by use of its short tendrils. In a good location, it is capable of rapid growth.

Bignonia capreolata

Bignonia capreolata

Cross vine

Bignoniaceae

Cross vine is native to north Florida and the southeastern U.S. This is an evergreen vine with leaves held on the stem in four’s. Large orange-yellow to red flowers are produced in spring. These long, tubular flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. While it is used primarily as a landscape plant today, native Americans used the bark and roots to treat a variety of ailments.

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See plants on the wood fence along the UNF Drive loop behind buildings 5 and 6.

A woody vine (liana) capable of climbing to fifty feet high or more.

full sun to shade

moderately drought tolerant when established, tolerates moist sites

average soil, wide pH tolerance, no special requirements

Cross vine can grow in sun or shade and seems to grow best in moist sites. It is a moderate sized vine appropriate for a fence. It can grow straight up tree trunks and other supports by use of its short tendrils. In a good location, it is capable of rapid growth.