Vines can be used to clothe porches, trellises, arbors, pergolas, and post. Vines can be used to clamber up old tree-trunks or cover the bare ground beneath. Vines are used for both their floral and foliage effect.
Most vines are vigorous growers and are expected to remain in place for many years. Determine how high and wide you need a vine to cover, then go shopping.
As a general rule, planting is best done in spring, and in most cases it is a good plan to cut the plants back pretty severely so as to induce good basal growth. Watch young shoots and see that they are properly secured from the start.
Here are easy-to-grow vines by height at maturity. All of these vines will grow in average soil with minimal care once established.
Small Vines/ 10 feet (3m) tall or less
|Black-eyed Susan vine
|Clematis, large flowered
|Bean, scarlet runner
|Sweet potato vine
Medium Tall Vines/ 10-20 (3-6m) feet tall
|Ipomoea x sloteri
Tall Vines/ 20 feet (6m) or more
|Sliver lace vine
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