Vines and Climbers forum: What is a good evergreen for a fence

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Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
Jul 28, 2016 2:25 PM CST
I have just completed a fence about 250 feet long and would like to plant a good evergreen vine on it. My ground is a sandy loam with some rocks and the vine will get about a half day of full sun during the Summer. If possible, I would like it to be Honey Bee and Butterfly friendly.

Thanks for the help Thank You!
Thomas75
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 28, 2016 4:23 PM CST
There are evergreen clematis, also consider crossvine (Bignonia capreolata ), and maybe carolina jessamine and coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens).
Seems like you have so many vines that you can use that it's gonna be a matter of picking a bloom time that pleases you.
Name: Thomas
Deep East Texas (Zone 8a)
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Thomas75
Jul 28, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Hi Stone,

I love Carolina Jessamine and I had forgotten about Coral Honeysuckle. I guess that I could plant more than one verity and get the crossover on the bloom times. Thanks for that suggestion. Thank You!

Almost forgot, beautiful photos on your web site.
Thomas75
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Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
Jul 28, 2016 6:55 PM CST
We have a huge confederate jasmine on our pergola. The scent is so strong in June. It is very hardy.
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Name: Thomas
Deep East Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Butterflies Vegetable Grower Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Greenhouse
Farmer Birds Bee Lover Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thomas75
Jul 29, 2016 2:14 AM CST
Zazinnia said:We have a huge confederate jasmine on our pergola. The scent is so strong in June. It is very hardy.


Hi Missy,

I received an email from a friend last night recommending the Confederate Jasmine along with the Carolina Yellow Jessamine and the Red Honey Suckle (not invasive like Japanese honeysuckle).

Reading up on them sounds like a beautiful combination to have on the fence.

Thank you for your help... Thank You!
Thomas75

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