Fallen Trumpet Vine

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by pequaref, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. pequaref

    pequaref Member

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    Alst fall my trumpet vine was torn away from the tree that was supporting it. It had topped out at about 15'. we didn't have a chance to tie it back up befor it got cold, ao it's still flopped over. For a vine, the stalks seem to be pretty brittle, and I'm concerned that when I try to pull it back up this spring they'll crack. Is this something I should be concerned about? Are there any suggestions for how to handle this, or is it just a matter of yanking it back up again?
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have not grown this plant, but have always heard that it is a vigorous grower, even invasive. I imagine even if it breaks or is already broken that it will grow back.
     
  3. kia796

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    Every 5 or 6 years, in early spring, we completely saw off all the branches to 1 foot from the ground. It comes back like crazy.

    Old trumpet vines get very woody, that's why you hear it cracking when trying to lift it back up. As long as the roots didn't "tip" out of the soil when it came down, it should be fine.
     

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