What Type Of Climbing Vine To Plant?

brownthumb65(8B Florida)June 12, 2009

Hi Everyone,

I am posting on several sites because I need all the help I can get.

I have a dilemma. I need a recommendation for a climbing evergreen vine. I am in Zone 8B Florida panhandle and I need to plant a vine that can grow well in a pot to cover a guard rail so I don't have to look at my neighbors garbage.

We rent the bottom half of a house and I am adding a link to a pictures site of what I need to cover.

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Here is a link that might be useful: Guard Rail

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Gosh, it sounds like Campsis radicans would work for you, OR, if you want it evergreen, I'd go with Lonicera - it grows fast and stays green all year in our area.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2009 at 7:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brownthumb65(8B Florida)

Thanks Kay!!!
I am new to gardening and if I may ask a silly question. I was checking out the recommendation of the Lonicera japonica you mentioned. This is just one type of honey suckle right? I mean I am not going to run into the question of "which one?" when I go the nursery am I?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2009 at 8:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brownthumb65(8B Florida)

Kay, I'm sorry, I can't find an edit button for my previous post.

Do I need to plant several of these or would one do the trick??

I am growing them in a pot to cover about 70 feet of guard railing?
Thank for all your help!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2009 at 8:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It will need to be a HUGE pot to grow a vine big enough to cover that much space! I'd recommend lots (10) of big pots, evenly spaced along the guard rail.

If you REALLY want a fast growing vine that will cover LOTS of area, plant Passiflora caerulea - it's an amazing vine with beautiful powder blue blooms. So is Passiflora 'Lady Margaret' - it grows REALLY fast and has beautiful red flowers. I don't know how hardy the latter one really is, but the P. caerulea will live in your zone - just mulch really well - say at least 4" per pot. Both of these vines will lose their leaves in the fall/cool weather.

It won't really matter too much which Lonicera you choose, as long as you grow it in a pot, which you have placed on a patio paver. It will keep it's leaves year around.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2009 at 8:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bittersweet Vines
How do you tell if you have female or male bittersweet...
Climbing Evergreen Vine for Zone 7A
I'm in Nashville, TN and would love an evergreen vine...
spacing for coral honeysuckle grown against a trellis
Hello! I know that vines trained up a vertical surface...
Need to do a hard prune on my hybrid honeysuckle vine....can...
Pam Merrill
Vine Trellis in Back yard
We just moved into a new house in January, now that...
Sponsored Products
Staked Flutterbye Yellowfly House
Grandin Road
Bougainvillea Bouquet
$525.00 | Horchow
BDI | Crease Pedestal Console Table 1549
Couture L8 Chandelier by Leucos Lighting
$13,543.11 | Lumens
Modular Pocket Garden in Green
$23.99 | Dot & Bo
1900 Round Table - Small - Fermob
$644.00 | HORNE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™