Port St John Creeper

Also known as:
Pink Trumpet Vine
South Africa

General description

Evergreen hairless vine. Lush, deep green, glossy, serrated leaves, 7-9 pointed leaflets. Trusses of large pink bell-shaped flowers (Dec-Mar), deeper pink veins, in loose clusters on canes above foliage.

Abandoned gardens. Prefers warm sunny conditions Mature plants frost tolerant.


Dense foliage smothers other vegetation. Grows rampantly in warm conditions.

Site management

Requires regular follow up.

Recommended approaches

1. Hand-pull small infestations, dig out roots.
2. Cut at ground level, stump paint (5g metsulfuron/1L).
3. Spray if underlying vegetation is not desirable (100ml glyphosate/10L).

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

Similar species

wongawonga vine
Pandorea pandorana

Wongawonga vine has creamier bell shaped flowers. It lacks serrated leaf margins.

Jasminum polyanthum

Jasmine lacks serrated leaf margins. It has smaller white scented flowers.

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RPMS status

Not a legally declared pest plant
Port St John creeper - Main species image