Evergreen vine for fence

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by maxine 45, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. maxine 45

    maxine 45 New Member

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    I would like to find the best vine to cover a fence. I want it to be fast growing and to be an evergreen. I'm considering Star Jasmine but cannot determine if it will winter well in west vancouver?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    For leaps and bounds growth behavior your best bet will be Clematis armandii. Noting that any climber placed on a structure will need ongoing pruning and training to produce an attractive effect.
     
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  3. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    Yes agree with Ron B

    beautiful scent in bloom

    maybe mix in a honeysuckle ? We share a fence and both are twined together

    I think it will take work to make it grow horizontally

    I think they naturally want to scramble UP UP up!

    that said — depending on location and wind and how close to Howe Sound cold outflow (winter) — the clematis armandii that previously thrived certainly died back severely during the snow ice of 2021/22
     

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