What are the pros of planting trumpet vine near the house foundation?

by Par28096484

  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 21, 2017

    In my opinion do not.I did and now there are runners everywhere. I would plant it in a very large barrel if you want it by the house and train it on a trellis

  • FL FL on Aug 21, 2017

    I suppose it is fast, thick growth, attractive to hummingbirds and bees, attractive foliage and flowers, and ability to spread to cover an area. Good luck!

  • Des6698269 Des6698269 on Aug 21, 2017

    Personally, I am against growing vines close to my foundation. It attracks spiders, a lot of them!!!

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Aug 21, 2017

    I wouldn't plant trumpet vine near my house at all. It's invasive and the vine will crawl all over your home in a very short time, potentially causing damage to the siding and shingles AND giving critters and bugs a direct highway to inside.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 21, 2017

    Trumpet vines can be very invasive, and will most likely end up being a problem if you plant them near your foundation. I would recommend planting them in a large container with a tall trellis that can be moved as needed as it gets larger and larger. That way, you can place it near your home without having to worry about it taking over.

  • DW DW on Aug 21, 2017

    there are no pros to planting trumpet vine anywhere.. call your local extension office or master Gardner for better choices...

  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 22, 2017

    There are absolutely NO PROs for planting a trumpet vine close to your home, other than (if you are lucky), you'll see hummingbirds a bit closer. Trumpet vines are very invasive and pop up everywhere in your lawn, through your foundation and bricks, etc. Once you have trumpet vine in your yard, you will play like heck to get rid of it. As Michele P said above, if you must have it (and they are really nice for birding), plant it in a container and don't allow the seed pods to drop.

  • Par28096484 Par28096484 on Aug 22, 2017

    thanks everyone for their input

  • Par28096484 Par28096484 on Aug 22, 2017

    now if any one knows how I should get the squrils to stop chewing my BBQ cover ,

    I have tried most of the previous in put but they did not work any more in put thanks