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What Type Of Climbing Vine To Plant?

Posted by brownthumb65 8B (netflix87@live.com) on
Fri, Jun 12, 09 at 10:24

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


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RE: What Type Of Climbing Vine To Plant?

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.


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RE: What Type Of Climbing Vine To Plant?

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?
Thanks!!!


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KAy..another question....:-)

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!


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RE: What Type Of Climbing Vine To Plant?

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.


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