Answer: Wisteria takes a while to get established and needs full sun in order to bloom well, but there are other beautiful options that will perform well in these conditions. Consider growing a few different colored varieties of Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), which grows up to 30' long. It's happiest in full sun, but will grow in partial shade. Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is similar, and grows up to 50' long, and appreciates some shade. Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) requires shade to grow, and has very fragrant flowers. It grows up to 12' long. No expert pruning skills are required for any of these - just clip them after they bloom to keep them in bounds and to maintain a pleasing display. I'm sure you can find a source of these at Garden Escape's on-line catalog (and they're based in Austin!): http://www.garden.com. Hope this helps!
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