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Friday - March 06, 2009

From: Lake Jackson, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Vines
Title: Evergreen vine for Lake Jackson, Texas
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I have some lattice for privacy that I would like to cover with an evergreen vine or ivy. One is facing to the west, the other to the east. What would you suggest?

ANSWER:

Here are three evergreen vines that should work well in Lake Jackson:

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine) is sometimes listed as semi-evergreen, but in your area it will probably stay evergreen most winter seasons.

Gelsemium sempervirens (evening trumpetflower)

Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)


Bignonia capreolata

Bignonia capreolata

Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera sempervirens

 

 

 

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