The Q&A Archives: Vine For Shade

Question: Our landscaper has selected and planted a Mandevilla and Madagascar
vine in a shaded area (under eaves on a trellis against the house) that gets indirect light. Both have failed. Please suggest a vine for this area.

Answer: Two flowering vines that do well in shade are Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and Clematis. Star Jasmine will adapt to most soils but prefers slightly acidic soils; Clematis tend to prefer a neutral soil ph, so you might check that and amend the soil accordingly prior to planting, if necessary.

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