PERENNIALS: VINES

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

VINES

Bittersweet
20-30'.  Prolific grower with yellow pods and red berries.   Great for wreaths and arrangements.

Dropmore Scarlet
Fragrant 4-5' with orange-red blooms June to September.

Gold Flame
Great for problem areas.   12-20' Likes full sun with clusters of 1.5" blooms.

Honeysuckle
(Lonicera)
All these varieties are fast growing, hardy, attract hummingbirds with their tubular masses of flowers and songbirds with red berries.  Heat and cold tolerant.  Sweet smelling plants do well on trellises.

Mandrian
Showy orange-pink blooms with yellow throats.  16-18'. 

Wisteria, Summer Cascade
15-25'.  This Zone 4 plant begins blooming in June, covering an arbor with deep blue lavender panicles.  Attractive seed pods form late summer.

CLIMBING VINES

Ampelopsis
(Variegated Porcelain Vine).  Zones 4-8

Aristolochia durior
(Dutchman's Pipe)
30 feet.  Very classy coarse textured vine.   The 8-10 inch wide heart of kidney shaped foliage is attractive and makes a very effective screen for a trellis, arbor, or fence.   Pipe shaped, yellow-green and maroon veined flowers.   Fast grower.

brevipedunculata 'Elegans
10-25'.  Midsummer.   Strong growing vine with large, grape-leaf shaped green and white speckled foliage.  In autumn, the berry fruits mature to a unique porcelain blue color.  Fruiting is best in full sun.  Best variegation is in partial shade.

Campsis
(Trumpet Vine)
Zones 5-9. 

Radicans
30'.  Summer-early fall. An extremely vigorous vine producing orange trumpet-shaped flowers.  Easy to grow in most soil types.  Attracts hummingbirds.  Best used on fence posts, trellises, and screens.

HYDRANGEA VINES

Anomala Petiolaris
Zone 4
Up to 75' late spring.  This climbing vine has lush, round dark green foliage.   Very showy scrambling up against a tree or on fencing.  Clusters of fragrant flowers and showy white bracts in early summer.  Can grow a foot or more in a season.

POLYGONUM VINES

(Silver Lace Vine)

Aubertii
Zone 4.  20-30' midsummer.  Twining vine with fragrant, profuse white flowers growing in long erect clusters.  Makes a beautiful fence covering.

Web site last updated
February 23, 2018