Information About Crossvine

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Bignonia Crossvine Care: How To Grow A Crossvine Climbing Plant

By Teo Spengler

Crossvines are robust and vital vines and care of crossvine plants includes little more than occasional pruning. This article has more information about Bignonia crossvine care and information about how to grow a crossvine.

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Watering Requirements

Tangerine Beauty crossvine will thrive with virtually no supplemental water, although regular watering will help it look its best in hot, dry areas. Water weekly during their first year or two in the garden, watering until the top 6 to 15 inches of soil are saturated. Established Tangerine Beauty crossvines require virtually no water, although they should be watered during prolonged dry spells or if the soil dries out completely in the top 3 inches, providing roughly 1 inch of water at each watering. A 1- to 2-inch layer of mulch around the base of the vine will decrease its water needs during summer and help protect its roots.


All parts of this plant are very poisonous. The sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Children can be poisoned by sucking the nectar from the flowers. Insects or diseases are rarely a problem on Carolina jessamine. Deer and rabbits will not eat it.

If this document didn’t answer your questions, please contact HGIC at [email protected] or 1-888-656-9988.

Original Author(s)

Karen Russ, Former HGIC Horticulture Specialist, Clemson University
Bob Polomski, PhD, Associate Extension Specialist, Clemson University

Revisions by:

Joey Williamson, PhD, HGIC Horticulture Extension Agent, Clemson University

This information is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement of brand names or registered trademarks by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is implied, nor is any discrimination intended by the exclusion of products or manufacturers not named. All recommendations are for South Carolina conditions and may not apply to other areas. Use pesticides only according to the directions on the label. All recommendations for pesticide use are for South Carolina only and were legal at the time of publication, but the status of registration and use patterns are subject to change by action of state and federal regulatory agencies. Follow all directions, precautions and restrictions that are listed.

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