Vines that take Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Sheboygan, WI
Question by JulieV320
April 15, 2001
What climbing plant will grow in the shade in zone 5?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2001


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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