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Tuesday - June 02, 2009

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

QUESTION:

I live in the hill country in Wimberley Texas. I am looking for a fast growing, blooming evergreen vine for a privacy lattice wall between small houses. Can you recommend one of several plants? Thank you so much for helping.

ANSWER:

Here are the three evergreen vines that are native to Texas.  All three are beautiful.  Perhaps you could use a combination of the three:

Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)

Gelsemium sempervirens (evening trumpetflower)

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)


Lonicera sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Bignonia capreolata

 

 

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