Answer: Your plan for a specimen tree bordered by evergreen vines sounds like a good one. To avoid attracting bees you'll want to plant something that either doesn't flower, or something with very small, inconspicuous flowers. Vining plants that I would recommend for the trellis include Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia); Boston Ivy
(Parthenocissus tricuspidata); English Ivy (Hedera helix); Evergreen Smilax (Smilax lanceolata); Fiveleaf Akebia
(Akebia quinata); and Climbing Fig (Ficus repens). Full descriptions of these plants can be found in Sunset Western Garden Book (available at most libraries and garden centers). Good luck with your garden!
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