A climbing or woody-stemmed plant that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs along a surface.
Pick Your Vines
Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium: This is the vine for people that don’t want a vine that takes over the neighborhood. Semi evergreen with stunning yellow blooms if fertilized and moderate amounts if you don’t fertilize. Sun or shade. This one likes water but if it’s on drippers then that’s no problem
Honeysuckle: Many varieties available. Grows like a weed and looks like one too if you don’t occasionally shear it to promote new growth especially at the bottom of the plant. Evergreen and an American standard. If you don’t like to trim at least once a year then don’t pick this one. Sun to part shade.
Lady Banks Rose: Thornless vine type rose. The world record is in England and one rose covers an acre! Fear not– just trim it yearly after it blooms in the spring. Stunning display of flowers for a few weeks.
Purple Leaf Honeysuckle: A better photo is coming. All Honeysuckles are tough vines but if you don’t cut it back and try to stimulate new growth every year it will eventually get leggy and woody on the bottom. So fertilize it with a high nitrogen fertilizer, shear it at least once a year and water it regularly to keep it looking full and healthy. It’s semi-evergreen, grows fast and has scented blooms.
Silver Lace Vine: Vine Blooms white in late spring. A real showstopper when it blooms but very aggressive. Must be cut severely at the end of each season or you will have a woody mess. Full sun to Part sun
Trumpet Vine: In Texas I have seen this plant grow under a house and come up on the other side—really! In most of New Mexico the soil is so dry that it doesn’t get that carried away. (in the Corrales I have seen it growing over 50’ trees.) Cut it back every year after blooming and you will be rewarded by some wonderful huge reddish-tangerine blooms in summer.
Vinca Minor: (Periwinkle) Vine for trellis or great ground cover for shade to part shade. Evergreen, cold tolerant with wonderfully delicate blue blooms in spring
Wisteria: In Texas this plant is very easy to grow. In New Mexico this plant seems reluctant to really get going. If you really want one there is no substitute for those purple grape like clusters of blooms.