Syn. Distictis riversii or Distictis 'Rivers'
Common name: Royal trumpet vine
Native to: Mexico
A cross between Distictis buccinatoria (the Red trumper vine) and D. laxifora. This is a fast growing evergreen vine reaching 30 feet tall and wide. Like the Red Trumpet Vine, one of its parents, it has green somewhat-leathery 4 inch long leaves with tendrils that form disks so it can climb fences and structures. Showy pink-lavender flowers fade to light lavender throughout the warm months. Plant in full sun to part shade and water occasionally in the summer.
Distictis x riversii
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to part shade
Flowers: Trumpet shaped pink to lilac flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, leathery leaves with tendrils
Growth habit: Climbing vine
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 10 metres
Spread: Up to10 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Climbing up walls, terllises or arbors and pergolas