The Q&A Archives: Vines that take Shade

Question: What climbing plant will grow in the shade in zone 5?

Answer: There aren't many choices that will also take your cold winters. Dutchman's pipe (Aristolochia durior) will take full sun to full shade. It is deciduous. Euonymus fortunei is evergreen and takes full shade. Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata and fiveleaf akebia are other possibilities; both are deciduous.

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