Help With My Hummingbird Vine

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by JohnnyB, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. JohnnyB

    JohnnyB Member

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    We have a hummingbird vine growing next to a wisteria and I am building a trellis to support the wisteria. Can I weave the hummingbird vine into the trellis as well so as to have both plants blooming in the same area. We have just moved into the house and I estimate that both plants are probably 15+ years old and they have never had a lot of care or maintenance.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Seems it should be possible if they have grown together for 15 years so far. Wisteria large and vigorous, main issue would be wisteria overwhelming the other - will have to prune and train to keep them playing well. When grown on a structure, wisteria usually have to be kept on top of anyway. I've even seen them send sheets of shoots across the top of the ground, like living piano wire.
     
  3. jimmyjojo

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    Do you know the botanical name for your hummingbird vine? Is it campsis radicans?
     
  4. JohnnyB

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    I am sorry but I do not know the technical name for my hummingbird vine. Are there different varieties?
     

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