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Climbing vine under Doug firs

Posted by SueK94 Oregon, zone 8A (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 12:28

I have a very ugly shed that I am trying to disguise but, it is under several large Doug fir trees. I would love to have a vine clamber over it...any suggestions? It obviously is full shade and very dry...am I looking for the impossible?


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RE: Climbing vine under Doug firs

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 12:51

Lonicera hispidula should be possible.


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RE: Climbing vine under Doug firs

ditto bboy...those things grow without any help at all, and the flying life love them :)


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RE: Climbing vine under Doug firs

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 29, 13 at 13:31

Characteristic of Douglas fir/madrona/salal association on bluffs etc. near Puget Sound, where some tall examples can be seen hanging down many yards out of Douglas firs on some sites.

L. ciliosa is more exciting in flower but leaves do not persist as well (if at all, during winter) and is not as much of an evergreen forest species. But since it is a local native and can be seen growing up conifers here and there it might also work out.

As with other climbing honeysuckles a pile of snaking stems is liable to be produced where the specimen ends up perched on top of a structure.


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