Vines For Shady Area - Knowledgebase Question

Capistrano Beach, CA
Question by rebecca16331
March 29, 2003
Hoping you can recommend a vine that can grow in a very shady area. Something fast growing that flowers and that can climb along eaves would be preferable. Thanks so much.

Answer from NGA
March 29, 2003


There are only a few vines suitable for a very shady site, and only one of them produces flowers. Your choices are Fatshedera lizei (looks like a cross between Fatsia japonica and Ivy), Parthenocissus (Virginia creeper), Hedera (Ivy) and Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine). Parthenocissus does produce colorful foliage, which will provide interest all spring, summer and fall. Star jasmine produces small, star shaped, fragrant flowers. Enjoy your new vine!

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