When to plant vines

xillNovember 19, 2012

I searched the forums and Google, but oddly enough, i could not find an answer to this question. I'd like to plant vines along a trellis to extend the height of the fencing along the west side of my house. the vines would be planted on the inside (southeastern side) of the fence, but the top growth would definately be in the sun all day until my trees are a little larger. I'm leaning more towards the Pink Trumpet Vine (Podranea ricasoliana) than anything else. When would be a good time to plant them? At what point should I wait and plant them next year? I understand the cut-off time for planting trees is around Feb 1st.

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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Vines, for the most part, like heat. The link to info about your PTV says they are good to about 20F degrees, but do better in frost-free zones. Regardless, I think you'll find the nurseries don't have much of a vine selection till spring.

Here is a link that might be useful: Podranea ricasoliana

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:27AM
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My local HD has more vines right now than you can shake a stick at. Surprisingly they are varieties well suited to AZ too. Hard to believe the same person who ordered all those vines also ordered a whole bunch spring/summer vegetable plants too. Lowe's had a small selection of 4-5 vines while HD had 8-9 different vines. Lowe's had bigger plants while HD had mostly smaller plants. In the one gallon size HD's prices were a lot lower. A lot of the selection at both Lowe's and HD are chosen and ordered by the person who runs the department of each particular store. So selection can very widely from store to store. The store I go to is on the corners of Superstition Springs and Power Rd in Mesa.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 6:32PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

I am never surprised by what I find in the big box stores. Sometimes the nurseries are just as bad. Just because they have them doesn't mean they will do well in this environment; you almost have to do a search on any you're interested in to see if they really do need "full sun" here in Phoenix, are frost sensitive *and* heat sensitive. I've lost a lot because I didn't know any better.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 7:27PM
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