vines to trail down

lainey2(7a)April 23, 2013

I have a gorgeous stone wall, 10 feet tall, facing west, with soil at the top. I'm looking for vines to tail down, something like euonymous but without the scale. I have one Carolina Jassamine. We live in SW Virginia. Any suggestions?

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gerris2

I went to school at VA Tech, you're in a wonderful part of the country. I am not sure what would work for you. Have you read up on wisteria? Its flowers trail nicely. Is kudzu still a bad actor in Virginia?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:22PM
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lainey2(7a)

I went to VA Tech, too! wisteria is invasive and kudzu will eat up your house, your children and run off with your husband.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 9:02PM
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gerris2

Good luck!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 9:26PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

It might be worth checking into 'Halequin' honeysuckle. It's a weak climber - I need to tie mine to the chainlink fence or weave the stems through the mesh. I've always thought that the perfect spot for it would be to trail down from somewhere rather than to expect it to climb! It wouldn't overwhelm your other vine either. The foliage is variegated so it's pretty even when it's not in bloom. It is deciduous though so is bare in winter. It's listed as zones 4-9 but I have no idea how it would do on a west-facing wall in your zone. Presumably a local nursery/good garden center could tell you. This is what it looks like for me:

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 9:06PM
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lainey2(7a)

That is a lovely picture, woodyoak. I'll let you know if it works if I can find one. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:21PM
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