Probably, at all times, anyone who has a private house or a summer cottage has always tried to decorate it with beautiful plants. Since it is very tolerant of trimming, so any shape can be created from it.
- Appearance of Campsis rooting
- Reproduction of Campsis
- Pruning, wintering and growing problems
Appearance of Campsis rooting
Rooting campsis is a vine, which belongs to the Bignonium family of the Campsis genus, perennial plants. His liana is deciduous, woody and root-growing. It grows very quickly and can reach heights of up to 15 meters. The plant is light-loving, with branches and aerial roots.
This plant from North America is similar and has very beautiful funnel-shaped flowers resembling a gramophone tube, which reach a length of 9 cm and a diameter of up to 5 cm, and has a 5-lobe calyx.
It blooms with bright beautiful flowers in two shades: orange-red and scarlet. From the beginning of summer until frost, since the flowers do not open all together, but in turn. The whole winter is in "hibernation". Although the plant is thermophilic, nevertheless, due to its origin, it can withstand short severe frosts down to -20 degrees.
As for the leaves of Campsis, they are odd-pinnate with a clove. A color that just plays, going from green (top) to lighter. It has an oblong oval shape up to 20 cm long, up to 11 pieces per vine.
It also has bivalve pod-shaped fruits, in the form of a flat box long, reaching from 5 to 12 cm in length. When the fruits are ripe, they crack at the seams. Inside them there are dry flat seeds similar to "wings", which gives them good volatility. These seeds are scattered over long distances by the winds. Although these plants are simply adored by bees, not all flowers bear fruit. Although the bees pollinate them, they are not tied to their own pollen.
Reproduction of Campsis
There are many ways to breed Campsis rooting:
- Seeds. Campsis reproduces by its seeds. But we must plant them in the spring. To do this, during the ripening period of the seeds, they must be collected. They can easily endure winter, but only in warm climates and in a dry place. With the arrival of spring, these seeds are planted in boxes with loose soil that retains moisture well. Planting depth is small - up to half a centimeter. If the temperature is optimal (+25 degrees), then within a month the seeds will sprout. And they can be transplanted to a permanent habitat when up to 6 leaves appear. But this method is very rare in the reproduction of this plant. Since it will begin to bloom only after 7-8 years.
- Green cuttings. This method is one of the most effective and the plant survival rate is almost 90%. Reproduction takes place during the beginning of flowering, that is, at the beginning of summer. For this, green shoots are cut from the central part of the shoots, leaving 2-3 leaves. Choose the area so that the direct rays of the sun do not fall. The land should be fertile, loose and moist. Cuttings are planted at an angle and covered with leaves, so that the moisture remains as long as possible and there is a shadow.
- Lignified cuttings. With this reproduction, the plant survival rate reaches almost 100% of the result. From Kampsis, lignified cuttings are cut off as soon as the snow has melted, even with the growth of shoots last year. For such cuttings, you can immediately pick up a place for permanent plants and plant as well as green cuttings at a slope into moist and loose soil.
- Layers. This propagation is used for shoots that grow low above the ground. They are simply planted in damp ground and that's it. They take root very quickly. And already from the spring of next year, they can be transplanted to a permanent habitat.
- Root cavity. There are a lot of processes around the adult Campsis. Even before the active growth of the plant, such a shoot is cut off along with the root and planted in the desired place of the plant.
Pruning, wintering and growing problems
When it comes to trimming the Campsis, it is not necessary to cut it very often. Since it will not grow higher than necessary. You just need to observe and control so that it does not grow like a "sloppy" bush.
As the saying goes, "we are not afraid of frosts" - this also applies to Kampsis. But still there is always a limit. If the winter is not very cold, then he will get through it normally. But if suddenly severe frosts above -20 degrees lasted a long time, then still try to provide it with shelter. If suddenly in the spring it seemed that he was frozen, then this may not be true. It just takes a long time to wake up from the winter season.
Rooting campsis is not only a very beautiful plant, but also very strong. Lead practically no diseases concern him. But you need to remember, although he is thermophilic, he does not tolerate the sultry heat. It needs to be watered often, otherwise aphids will start. If this happens to get rid of it enough, spray Campsis with an alcoholic solution of laundry soap.