Aggressive climbing vine

sistersiblingMarch 9, 2009


I am wanting to plant a Cross vine in a large planter to climb up an 8 foot tall arbor as the entrance of a greenhouse. My question is:

Will it grow up and over the trellis by the winter, and will it bloom profusely?

I live in Dallas TX, So the summers get pretty hot. It will also be in full sun all day.

I'm basically hoping for something evergreen with a LOT of blooms and that will cover the arbor as quickly as possible....and, Im clueless!

Please help!


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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

I hope my crossvine will bloom, someday, but I do not expect anything more than a massive Spring bloom and, perhaps some weak follow up. I have the native honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens( I think!), in several varieties and, while not evergreen here, flushes of blooms occur from Spring to frost, in repeating waves. I am interested in the new sort,'Major Wheeler', but the 3 types I have are dependable. Two evergreen vines I am growing, neither meeting your desires too closely, are Clematis armandi and Gelsemium sempervirens. Do not choose too quickly, as there are many aggressive vines, some blooming periodically, most of their growing season. Akebia, Bignonia and Wisteria can be too vigorous.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 8:07AM
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