What type of trellis for potato vine?

jdrobisonJune 15, 2010


We're building a trellis to create a green wall using potato vine (Solanum Laxum). Will the vine grow up a fence or wall on its own or does it need something like wire mesh to cling to? And if it's needs a wire mesh, how small should the wire be and how far apart can the spacing of the grid be?

I don't know much about vines but I've seen some that are capable of "sticking" to a wall or fence. I've seen others that will wrap themselves around the trellis wood (I'm thinking of that basket-weave kind of trellis you can buy in sections at Home Depot) and then I've seen others that need something more like cable wire or wire mesh to grab onto. What does the potato vine grow best on?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

S laxum and is also known as Solanum jasminoides 'Album'. It cannot cling to walls by itself. It climbs by twining its leaf petioles around whatever it can find. A trellis, wire mesh or wires would do. I have seen it described as jasmine scented but mine has no scent at all. Be aware that all parts are poisonous.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 1:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Climbing Evergreen Vine for Zone 7A
I'm in Nashville, TN and would love an evergreen vine...
Sweet Autumn Clematis on Ornamental Wire Trellis
My neighbors utility vehicles are parked right up to...
Bittersweet Vines
How do you tell if you have female or male bittersweet...
Lonicera sempervirens on house?
I just found 'Major Wheeler' and bought it before having...
Have you planted Morning Glories in Hanging Baskets?
Has anyone planted Morning Glories in Hanging Baskets?...
Sponsored Products
Amy Vangsgard 'Red Tree Light' Canvas Art
Barrington Gate Outdoor Flush Mount
Garland Wall Sconce -Rubbed Oil Bronze
$108.10 | Bellacor
Square Wall Sconce by Fire Farm
$263.70 | Lumens
Gloss Floor Lamp by Pablo Designs
$395.00 | Lumens
RION Furniture - Isabelle White Wash Club Chair - SOF117WH
Great Furniture Deal
SteamSpa Saunas & Steam Units Royal 4.5kW Touch Pad Steam Bath Generator
Home Depot
Yoho Six-Light Black Walnut Chandelier
$650.00 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™