Here is a photo of a Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) twined around the utility pole at the back of our neighbor’s yard. This is why I don’t particularly care for them. The flowers can be beautiful and they certainly attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Unfortunately, the vine itself can form a stranglehold on trees and inanimate objects. The utility pole around which this plant is wrapped is probably 30 feet tall and has been almost completely enveloped by this plant. Shoots of Trumpet Vines pop up everywhere and are almost impossible to eradicate. They have traveled underground from the neighbor’s yard to the opposite side of our property, coming up along the foundation of the house and growing through the flooring of the deck. Beware Campsis radicans! It is unbelievably invasive. If you find one in a garden center, run away from it as fast as you can!