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Trumpet Vine / Campsis radicans - is it dead?

Would anyone be able to tell me when a trumpet vine should start new growth in Spring?
It's March 8th and there's absolutely no sign.
I mistakenly pruned it at the wrong time - after flowering had finished in early December. Have I killed it?
It's in a large planter against a SouthWest facing wall. The trunk is the thickness of a permanent marker and about a metre long, and its top layer of 'skin' seems to be peeling. The branches, when cut, still appeared a little bit green inside but now look dried and dead.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,877

    Mine's not doing anything yet image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,125

    My father in laws one isn't doing anything either.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,070

    they do sometimes ( depending on location / severity of winter,) "die" right down to the ground. Give it time: it's only the first week in March after all.

     

    Devon.
  • 2pints2pints Posts: 2

    Aha - I needn't have worried - it's started sprouting new shoots from around the cut-offs!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,070

    hurrah, glad to hear it.

    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,877

    I looked at mine the other day but still no sign of anything happening - I'm not going out there to look now - it's tipping down image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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