Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together.

I would also like to highlight your special plants and tress. Pass along your favorite plants in the comments and I will use them for future Garden Inventory posts. — Douglas


Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides

“Evergreen vine with rapid-growing woody branches. Glossy dark-green leaves are a lovely contrast to the light lavender, trumpet-like flowers over a long blooming period. Easily grown in sun or part shade. — Monrovia.com”

These vines have been in the garden since the beginning of our time here 16 years ago. Like most plants in the backyard, they don’t get nearly enough sun, but they seem to hang on and even flower on occasion. I am looking to make some cuttings from the existing vines so I can grow it in a more hospitable area, if possible.

This was one of the first Latin plant names I learned of the plants here in the garden when we first moved in. I have never really found a satisfactory common name and I sound fancy when I say it, so I use it to impress people. (LAUGH)

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Photos of Clytostoma callistegioides with closeups of flowers, leaves,  growing habit, and stems.

More information on Clytostoma callistegioides:

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One Response to “Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides”

  1. Liz says:

    Have you tried growing Argentine trumpet vine (Clytostoma callistegioides) from seed? I’m trying to find a transplant and am unable. I have found a source for seeds on the web. Thanks!