Answer: There are a number of vines that will cover a chainlink fence, however the only one that will meet most of your requirements that I can think of is English ivy (hedera helix). This plant will cover it year round because it is evergreen, grows under difficult conditions, and does not seed about from bird droppings. Incidentally, the Japanese honeysuckle is no longer recommended as an ornamental planting because it is considered an invasive exotic plant in your area; it is spread by bird droppings and can outcompete many of our native plants in the wild.
Dogwoods are shallow rooted and require an evenly moist yet well drained soil. The soil should be acidic and humusy. Unfortunately, our native dogwood trees (Cornus florida) are subject to some disease problems so may not be your best choice for a tree.
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