Answer: Clematis generally do not do well when grown in a hot location, which this may be if there is heat reflecting off the driveway and the stone on the house wall. This does sound like a bright location, so you might try a honeysuckle or perhaps a trumpet creeper. Both of these would need a trellis and can be pruned to control their size.
Wisteria can be pruned as needed to control its size, but allow three or four buds when you cut it back. This plant seems to thrive on frequent pruning and it must be done to keep the plant in bounds -- or the plant should be grown in a location where it may run wild.
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