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Fast growing vine for zone 5?

Asked by Aethelwine (42465points) April 22nd, 2009 from iPhone

I have a trellis that is 12ft. long 6ft. tall. I would like a fast growing, flowering vine for privacy. Any suggestions? It will receive full sun.

Also, how many plants will I need to fill in the trellis?

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arnbev959's avatar

Morning glories.

Snoopy's avatar

Trumpet vine.

Full sun. Frequently seen along highway fence lines. Long cone shaped red or yellow flowers

The more densely you plant the individual vines the quicker the trellis will be covered. Great for summer coverage/privacy.

squirbel's avatar

Copy paste each of these into google, and then click “Images” to see the leaf patterns. Each is a classified as a fast growing vine for zone 5.

Aristolochia macrophylla

Campsis radicans

Hedera helix ‘Itsy Bitsy’

Hedera helix ‘Gold Child’ – very pretty!!!

Hedera helix ‘Gold Dust’

Hedera helix ‘Golden Ingot’

Hedera helix ‘Telecurl’

andrew's avatar

I second trumpet vine. It’s basically a weed.

Plus, you can take the unripened flower pods, squeeze them, and shoot the peas out of them.

Aethelwine's avatar

@andrew Sounds fun. My daughter will have fun doing that!

Thanks everyone!

Snoopy's avatar

@andrew One person’s weed is another person’s desired plant :)

Its all relative.

Kinda like some plants are annuals in certain zones yet they are perpetual plants in other zones. (e.g. impatiens in the midwest vs. Mexico)

One other pearl about the trumpet vine….each summer when it gets going, it really grows and will take some tending, training and winding up the trellis. i.e. management will be needed. Compare this to a vine such as wisteria or clematis which has tendrils that help it climb on its own…..

We lurve our fenceline with trumpet vine!

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