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 Post subject: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:36 pm 
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I'm planning to re-landscape my front yard. One of the things I would like to do is run a vine of some sort up my wall. Does anyone know how I can safely do this on Hardie Plank? Also, what sort of vine should I use? I live around Houston, Texas, and I would like to use natives, although I am open to other types of plants.


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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:17 am 
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Do you have sun or shade?

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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:57 pm 
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It's on the North side of the house, but it gets plenty of sun. There are no trees in the way. I would put it as somewhere between partial shade and full sun.


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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:26 am 
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You could you native coral or yellow honeysuckle or a couple of colorful clematis. Go to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower center's website and check out the native plant database.

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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:04 am 
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Would Trumpet Vine, Carolina Jessamine, or Cross-Vine work?


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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:38 am 
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Trumpet vine is incredibly invasive. Trust me, don't plant it. Cross vine is a little better. Carolina Jessamine is evergreen but it blooms in the winter months and into early spring. I, personally, prefer native plants.

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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:12 am 
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I second the remarks about trumpet vine. It is invasive and grows huge - it will topple trellises if not kept under control. It climbs trees and can strangle them, and can completely cover telephone poles.

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 Post subject: Re: Wall Trellis
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What if she had said that it was shade/partial shade?


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