Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Celastrus sp

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 20-30′
  • Width: 10-20′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Cream, yellow/red fruit in Fall
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Scale
  • Landscape Uses: Trellis, walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Fall colour, attracts birds
  • Zone: 3-10

Example Varieties:

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea sp.

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Fertile, rich, moist
  • Height: Up to 40′
  • Width: Up to 40′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall
  • Bloom Colour: Pink, purple, red, gold, orange
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Leaf spot, fungus
  • Landscape Uses: Walls, trellis, arbors
  • Special Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 9-11

Example Varieties:

Bower’s Actinidia

Bower’s Actinidia, Silver Vine

Actinida sp. 

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Average-poor
  • Height: 20-30′
  • Width: 20-30′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: White tinged pink or purple, hairless kiwi fruit in Fall
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Trellis, arbors
  • Special Features: Fragrant, attracts birds
  • Zone: 4-8

Example Varieties:

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis sp

 

 

 

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Cool, moist, well draining
  • Height: Up to 30′
  • Width: Up to 30′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall, depending on variety
  • Bloom Colour: All colours, bicolor, doubles
  • Foliage Colour: Shades of green
  • Pests and Disease: Fungus, earwigs, slugs, mildew, clematis wilt
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, trellis, walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Fragrant, Winter interest, attracts butterflies
  • Zone: 4-9

Example Varieties:

Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea

Hydrangea petiolaris

  • Light Exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 50′
  • Width: 17-35′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Trellis, Walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Slow grower, DO NOT PRUNE
  • Zone: 4-9

Example Varieties:

Climbing Rose

Climbing Rose

Rosa sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Rich, well draining
  • Height: 6-10′
  • Width: Up to 6′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall, depending on variety
  • Bloom Colour: Red, pink, white, yellow, lavender
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green, glossy
  • Pests and Disease: Rot, black spot, mildew, aphids, spider mites, Japanese beetles
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, walls, trellis, arbors
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, fragrant, Winter interest, attracts birds
  • Zone: 4-11

Example Varieties:

Dutchman’s Pipe

Dutchman’s Pipe

Aristolochia sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Rich, well draining
  • Height: 10-20′
  • Width: 6-15′
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Brown, pink, purple, white
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Trellis, walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, flowers trap insects
  • Zone: 9-11

Example Varieties:

Five-leaf Akebia

Five-leaf Akebia

Akebia quinta

  • Light Exposure: Shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, hummus rich
  • Height: 10′
  • Width: 20′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Bright maroon, brownish purple, blue/purple fruit in Summer
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Aphids
  • Landscape Uses: Privacy, trellis, walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Fall Colour, attracts birds
  • Zone: 5-10

Example Varieties:

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Ipomoea sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Sandy, poor
  • Height: Up to 15′
  • Width: Up to 15′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall
  • Bloom Colour: White, red, pink, blue, purple, yellow
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, walls, trellis, arbor
  • Special Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Zone: 2-11

Example Varieties:

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Lathyrus latifolus

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Rich, well draining
  • Height: Up to 10′
  • Width: Up to 10′
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer to Fall
  • Bloom Colour: Red, pink, white, purple
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, walls, trellis, arbors
  • Special Features: Fragrant, cut flowers
  • Zone: 6-9

Example Varieties:

Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: Up to 30′
  • Width: Up to 30′
  • Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
  • Bloom Colour: Red, yellow, orange
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Pests and Disease: Leaf miner, leaf spot, powdery mildew, scale, whitefly, mealybugs
  • Landscape Uses: Trellis, walls, arbors
  • Special Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 5-9

Example Varieties:

Wintercreeper Euonymus

Wintercreeper Euonymus

Euonymus fortunei

‘Green Beauty’

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Alkaline, well draining
  • Height: 1-10′
  • Width: 3-10′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: White, insignificant
  • Foliage Colour: Green/yellow, variegated
  • Pests and Disease: Crown gall, scale
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders. trellis, arbors
  • Special Features: Easy to grow
  • Zone: 5-10

Example Varieties:

Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisteria sp.

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Fertile, moist, well draining
  • Height: Up to 30′
  • Width: Up to 30′
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Colour: Purple, white, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green, yellow in Fall
  • Pests and Disease: Canker
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, trellis, walls, arbors, privacy
  • Special Features: Fragrant ,Fall colour
  • Zone: 4-9

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