Red Trumpet Vine (Distictis buccinatoria)


Red Trumpet Vine

Distictis buccinatoria

Grow the Red Trumpet Vine on fences, high walls or arbors and enjoy the stunning seasonal color display of abundant blood red trumpet flowers! As amazing as the showy flowers and green foliage is, the form of the trunk ages beautifully as it gnarls and twists up a structure, transforming any area into a scene that you have to see to believe! It is often used as a colorful way to soften and accent architecture. We also love to plant it on a chain link fence for use as a privacy screen, where it can block out unwanted views with style and beauty.

From Mexico and right at home here in Southern California, the Red Trumpet Vine is a fast growing evergreen vine that thrives in an area with full sun exposure and can also grow where there is partial shade too. People love how easy it is to care for and once established, it is drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs. We love the way this showy climber looks when planted near fences and trellises and it is hardy enough to handle both cold and warmer temperatures. This vine also looks fantastic in any tropical garden style and if desired occasional pruning can help control its size.

We recommend feeding this Red Trumpet Vine with our Moon Valley Nursery fertilizerswhich is available right here at our huge nursery. We custom-grow this plant from our own private stock of premium quality specimens, and have been doing so for over 20 years. No one else does what we do – we can assure their quality!

  • Also called Blood-Red Trumpet Vine, Scarlet Trumpet Vine, Bignonia cherere, Phaedranthus buccinatorius
  • Showy periodic blooms in Spring through Fall attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Blooms best in warmer, milder temperatures from the SoCal coast to the desert
  • Spreading natural growth habit with a large, overall mature size


Periodic blooms in spring through fall

Fast grower

Great for trellises and fences

Very hardy