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Vines are plants that climb, trail or otherwise extend great distances as part of their growth habit plants that have a trailing, running or climbing growth habit. There are adaptable types that can grow up the sides of buildings, on trellises or on larger supporting plants.

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Bittersweet
height 4.5 m (15 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
Clematis
Large/Summer Flowering
Alba Luxurians
green to white
Group C
Part Shadesun
dark red
Group C
Part Shadesun
pink, mauve
Group C
Part Shadesun
magenta red
Group C
Part Shadesun
Gypsy Queen
plum purple
Group C
Part Shadesun
shell pink
Group C
shadePart Shadesun
creamy white
Group B or C
shadePart Shadesun
Honora
deep violet purple
Group C
Part Shadesun
white
Group C
shadePart Shadesun
deep blue purple
Group C
shadePart Shadesun
Margaret Hunt
dusky pink
Group C
Part Shadesun
Mme J. Correvon
wine red
Group C
Part Shadesun
Perle d'Azur
sky blue
Group C
Part Shadesun
Rhapsody
violet blue
Group C
Part Shadesun
Rouge Cardinal
crimson, brown stamen
Group C
Part Shadesun
Select Inspiration
rich pink
Group C
Part Shadesun
Victoria
reddish lilac / mauve
Group C
Part Shadesun
carmine red
Group B or C
Part Shadesun
Small Flowering
double lavender blue
Group A
shadePart Shadesun
Honeysuckle
height 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 6 m (20 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 1.8 m (6 ft) spread 1.5 m (5 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
Hops
Comet New
height 4 m (13 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 6 m (20 ft)
zone 3
Part Shadesun
height 6 m (20 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Ivy
height 8 m (26 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
height 3 m (10 ft)
zone 3-4
shadePart Shadesun
height 10 m (33 ft)
zone 3
shadePart Shadesun
Kiwi
height 6 m (20 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
Wisteria
height 4.5 m (15 ft)
zone 4
Part Shadesun
Summer Cascade
height 6 m (20 ft)
zone 4
sun

General Information

Vines require sturdy support; see specific information on the different varieties for need of tie-up.


Clematis

All clematis are guaranteed for the first growing season only. No over-winter guarantee applies

Pruning Group A

These bloom on old wood and can be left on the trellis over winter. Prune to cut out weak or dead stems after flowering. Severe pruning after flowering every year will keep growth under control.

Pruning Group B

These bloom on last year's and current season's growth (not always on last year's wood in Southern Alberta.) Light pruning of weak or dead wood in early spring. Severe pruning will reduce flowering, but is recommended to rejuvenate plant every other year.

Pruning Group C

These bloom on current year's growth in summer. Prune back in early spring to about 30 cm (1 ft) above ground.


Honeysuckle

soil - prefers dry to moist soil
twining vines require tie-up and support to climb
leafing out on old wood; prune only to shape;
NOTE: drought and chinook tolerant once established
FEATURE: attracts hummingbirds


Hops

pruning - in spring, close to the ground
POLLINATION: needs male and female plants for fruit
NOTE: fast growing; requires sturdy support


Ivy

soil - dry to moist (keep moist until established
FEATURE: brilliant burgundy red fall foliage; fast growing
NOTE: leafing on old wood; prune only to shape


Hardy Kiwi

FEATURE: glossy green leaves
POLLINATION: self-fertile
NOTE: needs tie up and support


Wisteria

soil - moist, slightly acidic
FEATURE: bean-like seed pods
NOTE: minimal pruning in early spring to shape and encourage flowering