Evergreen Clematis Types
I am looking for an Evergreen Vine, and it seems like the Clematis variety is my best bet. I am looking for limited to no mess/shedding of leaves, full sun capability, and it needs to be evergreen. I am looking to plant a vine on a cross hatched fence, and also on an overhang.
I am concerned with a couple other details such as too much fragrance, and also poison. I can not have this vine be too fragrant as my wife is very sensitive to smells (good or bad), and also we have a dog, and I am not looking to kill it with a newly placed vine.
I am very open to any other species that would offer the same capability of privacy, little mess, evergreen, and climbing capability.
Flowers are preferred to be a shade of purple, but it is not necessary or a requirement.
I am not sure what types of Clematis to get. Every one I see or research states that is is either poison or extremely fragrant.
I do live in Southern California where it never gets below 40 at night, and rarely reaches 100 in the day. The normal temps are the mid 70's all year round.
Thank you in advance.