Tangerine Beauty Crossvine
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Species: capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty'
Plant Height: 144-288 in.
Spread: 36-60 in.
Plant Form: Climbing
Summer Foliage Color: Green
Minimum Sunlight: Full Sun
Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is a selection of our native perennial vine. It is usually found in east Texas forested areas, but is also found in various places in westernmost central Texas. Its woody vines climb well due to the tendrils, which have claws at the tips, enabling the crossvine to cling to fences and walls without help.
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is a semi-evergreen. Its leaves are usually 4-6 inches long and 2 inches wide and are glossy dark green in summer and more reddish after frost. In areas with mild winters the vine will keep its leaves during the winter, and is ready to continue growing and flower as soon as warmer weather arrives. This is a good characteristic for a vine which is planted to cover arbors and provide shade quickly. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, requiring only occasional pruning to remove unwanted growth. It is attractive to hummingbirds and other birds. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Planting & Growing
Tangerine Beauty Crossvine can grow up to 50’ feet long, so is perfect to cover a fence, sturdy trellis or arbor. It does grow quite vigorously, but it doesn’t sneak over into your entire landscape and try to take over the neighborhood like its relative, the Trumpet Vine. Tangerine Beauty Crossvine does best in full sun, but will grow in partial shade, although there will be fewer flowers. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but is able to survive standing water for short periods of time. It thrives in many different soil conditions, preferring a near-neutral pH. The vine may be propagated from stem or root cuttings or from seeds. The native Americans used Crossvine as a remedy for a number of physical conditions, including diphtheria, edema, headaches and rheumatism. It is said that the plant received its name Crossvine from the design of the cut cross -section of the stems.