PlantList

Campsis radicans

Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Creeper is a vigorous climber for large-scale use. Large, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom for a long period. The overall texture of plant is coarse, so it is not the best for close-up viewing. Regrows quickly following freeze damage. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

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Clematis species

Clematis

Clematis are available in a range of flower colors. The many species and selections produce dramatic flowers, most are large, up to 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Pruning for flower production varies according to plant type: Make note of the recommended practice when you purchase plants. Plants shown are 'Silver Moon (white) and 'The President', (blue). Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

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Clematis viticella

Italian Clematis

Italian Clematis is typically grown as a vine or less often as a rambling groundcover. It produces large, deep purple flowers with distinct, golden yellow stamens. Add mulch over the root area to keep roots cool and moist. Cut back plants in late winter to early spring for fresh growth in spring. Selection shown in photos is 'Etoile Violette'. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

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Fallopia baldschuanica

Silver Lace Vine

Fast growing does not describe how quickly Silver Lace Vine can make its presence known. Expect up to 25 feet in one year. Provide it with sturdy supports. Not a vine for up-close viewing, but it provides quick coverage and profuse flowers late in the season. Prune to control; cut back severely in late winter to renew. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

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Ipomoea purpurea

Morning Glory

Morning Glory is a temporary vine known for its rapid growth and large, trumpet-shaped flowers. Provide supports for its twining growth. Cultivars are available in a range of colors but the common variety is a purple-blue. Easy to start from seed, either indoors to set out as transplants after frost has passed, or directly in place.

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Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

Scarlet Honeysuckle

Provide support if you want a vine. Left to its own devices, Scarlet Honeysuckle tends to sprawl to become a mounding groundcover or even a small shrub. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

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Lonicera x heckrottii

Goldflame Honeysuckle

Goldflame Honeysuckle grows as a twisting form that can be semievergreen or deciduous and grown as a vine or small shrub. Flowers are fragrant. 'Goldflame' is an improved selection. Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

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Lonicera sempervirens

Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle

This twining vine can be evergreen, semievergreen or deciduous, depending on the severity of low temperatures. Striking, trumpet-shaped flowers are an attraction. Berries follow flowers, attracting birds. 'Magnifica' is said to produce larger flowers than the species. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Creeper

This is a strong-growing vine that works equally well as a groundcover or bank cover. Leaves change color with age: bronze when new, medium green when mature then red and gold in fall. Canopy coverage: 1,963 square feet.

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Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Boston Ivy

This is an aggressive-growing vine that does equal service as a groundcover or bank cover. It blankets supports with a dense layer of wide leaves. Extravagant fall color comes in shades of orange to red. Canopy coverage: 1,963 square feet.

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Grown for its hydrangea-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves, and its acceptance of full shade. Will attach itself to walls with its adhesive rootlets. 'Moonlight' is a popular selection. Prune in late winter to early spring to renew plants for the new growing season. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

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Vitis species

Grape Vine

Trained on an arbor or overhead, produces luxurious summer shade as well as tasty fruit. Many varieties of fruit-producing grapes are available; some selections are more cold-hardy than others. Check locally for best selections for your climate region. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

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Wisteria floribunda

Japanese Wisteria

This old-fashioned vine is commonly used to cover an arbor or patio overhead. It has a longer bloom period than Chinese Wisteria but is not quite as showy. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

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Wisteria sinensis

Chinese Wisteria

The flowers of Chinese Wisteria are profuse and bloom even before foliage emerges in spring, creating a spectacular show. 'Alba' has white flowers. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

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