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vines to grow on pergola

Posted by fmbleier 9 (fmbleier@cox.net) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 22:22

I live in Phoenix, AZ and I have a new well built large pergola that is begging for a plant material to grow on it to soften the look. Please advise as to what would be a good choice of vine. I have a gardner that comes once a week that would help train it's growth. I plan to sell the house in about 3 years so am not worried about overgrowth which I know can become a problem with vines. Please advise.
Thank you.


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RE: vines to grow on pergola

If you want evergreen, some of the native coral honeysuckles (lonicera sempervirens) should work in your zone. Though don't know if all improved cultivars, such as 'Major Wheeler', can thrive in 9.

For deciduous, one of the 'Madame' trumpet vine hybrids (campsis x tagliabuana) should work. The native campsis radicans would also work, but future owners may curse you.


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Deciduous vine or evergreen?

If the temp drops hard in the winter, then I guess deciduous like a hardy grape such as concord or another native cross. Wisteria is also a very hardy any monster grower once established. Hops is the money. Sambac Jasmine is slow growing and requires straps but smells and tastes so good(Grand Dukes especially).
If it's hot year around, passifora edulis, Honey suckles, and creeping fig is you want a battle.


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Deciduous vine or evergreen?

If the temp drops hard in the winter, then I guess deciduous like a hardy grape such as concord or another native cross. Wisteria is also a very hardy any monster grower once established. Hops is the money. Sambac Jasmine is slow growing and requires straps but smells and tastes so good(Grand Dukes especially).
If it's hot year around, passifora edulis, Honey suckles, and creeping fig is you want a battle.


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