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fast growing vines


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Andrea20-Feb-08 11:06 AM EST 6b   
Kath20-Mar-08 01:01 PM EST 3a   
Heather20-Mar-08 01:16 PM EST 2a   
Kath20-Mar-08 01:40 PM EST 3a   
Heather20-Mar-08 01:45 PM EST   
Kath20-Mar-08 01:56 PM EST 3a   
Heather20-Mar-08 02:00 PM EST 2a   
Kath20-Mar-08 02:02 PM EST 3a   
Heather20-Mar-08 02:04 PM EST 2a   


Subject: fast growing vines
From: Andrea
Zone: 6b
Date: 20-Feb-08 11:06 AM EST

Hello, I heard Brian Minter on CBC Radio 1 discussing a fast growing barrier vine. Well, my husband heard the show and cannot remember the name of the vine. Can anyone help? We would like a vine for privacy between our neighbors. We live in Vancouver. Thank you very much for any help. Andrea


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Kath (gardenofbubbles@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3a
Date: 20-Mar-08 01:01 PM EST

Hi there! You may want to try one of these:

morning glory, wisteria, clematis, passionflower

i usually go with morning glories because they grow fast, and they don't mind being crowded, so you can plant them to make a nice thick barrier. Veseys has a large selection of rapid growing vines... that may give you some ideas to take to the greenhouse this spring :) Good Luck!


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Heather
Zone: 2a
Date: 20-Mar-08 01:16 PM EST

I am looking for a fast growing vine that can take the wind. we have a pergola that I would like to make a wind break and have something that is able start and grow with the wind. Morning Glory is beautiful but can be very tempermental. Heather


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Kath (gardenofbubbles@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3a
Date: 20-Mar-08 01:40 PM EST

Hi Heather... Have you considered going with a hedge for the windbreak? If it is an option, I would try a Siberian Peashrub ~ they are hardy to your zone and can tolerate the wind. As for vines, I think you may be limited to something like woodbine (I'm not sure how well it puts up with wind, but it is one of the few that are hardy to your zone). The latin name is Parthenocissus quinquefolia. These are known to be quite invasive though, so I would make sure it has room to grow, or that you will be able to cut it back frequently. I will take a peek through my textbooks and see if i can't find you more of a variety... :) Good luck!


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Heather
Zone:
Date: 20-Mar-08 01:45 PM EST

Thanks Kath. actually we are out on an acreage and this pergola is out in the open so a hedge wouldn't really look right going all the way around it. I am going to try a bunch of different vines (via seed) this year but would like something that is not an annual and would have growth stay for the next year so that I can mix in clematis and morning glory on the inside of it. Any ideas would be appreciated!


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Kath (gardenofbubbles@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3a
Date: 20-Mar-08 01:56 PM EST

Sure! Well, the woodbine I suggested is a deciduous perennial, and I found a couple of others for you too...

Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet);

Clematis macropetala 'Ernest Markham';

Clematis 'Ville De Lyon';

I hope this gives you a little hope :D I think that the clematis and the morning glory will look terrific together... I always mix mine with some moonflowers so I get some evening scents too :)


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Heather
Zone: 2a
Date: 20-Mar-08 02:00 PM EST

Your awesome Kath! Thanks. I'll have a look for these.


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Kath (gardenofbubbles@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3a
Date: 20-Mar-08 02:02 PM EST

Anytime :) I love to help! Found one more in my text;

Lonicera brownii “Dropmore Scarlet”(Climbing Honeysuckle)


Subject: RE: fast growing vines
From: Heather
Zone: 2a
Date: 20-Mar-08 02:04 PM EST

thanks for being online today. I lucked out for sure! Heather


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