The trumpet vine is favored for its heavy, clean green foliage, and sturdy stems, tipped with clusters of bold trumpet flowers in shades of scarlet and flaming orange.
Their method of climbing is by aerial rootlets making them suitable for covering all types of rough surfaces, including tree trunks - but keep them away from wooden walls. If allowed on wooden buildings they are likely to do damage by loosening shingles.
Flourishing specimens can top 10m (thirty feet), and may need wiring and support when they get heavy. Without support the wind can whip them loose from their moorings.