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Types of Growing Vines

A trailing plant or climber is commonly known as a ‘vine’. The word was commonly used to refer grapevines. However, it got associated with climber plants later on. A common feature seen in today’s gardens, the different types of fast growing flowering vines are used to cover wall surfaces and in landscaping. These are also grown for the beautiful flowers they produce.

Vines or climbers form an important part of gardening. These plants are used to cover fences, trellises, and poles for decorative purposes. There are different types of climbers which grow in a variety of soils and climatic conditions.

Fast growing vines are chosen for covering a given area in quick time. Some of them have been discussed in detail in this article.

Trumpet Creeper Vines

These vines attract a lot of insects and hummingbirds. Their growth takes place too quickly, and therefore, it is necessary to keep them in control. It is one of the fastest growing flowering vines, which produces reddish-orange blooms that are brightly-colored. Their blooming season is a long one.

Honeysuckle Vines

These vines are sometimes exclusively grown for privacy which can survive in very less amount of water. The honeysuckle vines are drought-tolerant in nature. Just like trumpet creeper vines, these too attract desirable insects and hummingbirds. They are also used for building nests by birds.

Five-leaf Akebia

The Five-leaf Akebia is also known as ‘chocolate vine’ and grows up to a height of 10 meters. These vine plants attain healthy growth in full sunlight. They are characterized by a blue-green colored foliage that is normally oval in shape. They act as an evergreen plant in warm climatic zones, while in cool regions, they exhibit a deciduous nature.

Wisteria Vines

This has a hardy nature and looks beautiful in the flowering season. The American Wisteria is suitable for being grown in northern America. Chinese and Japanese Wisteria are commonly grown in southern USA.

Silver Lace Vine

Amongst the different types of vines found in nature, the Silver Lace Vine is one of the most important and fast growing perennial vines. These vines grow up to a height of 15 meters and have a bright green foliage. The fragrant flowers produced by this vine have colors ranging from green to white. The fast growth of these vines takes places by means of rhizomes.

Clematis Armandii

It is a fast growing vine which climbs up to the height of 20 feet. The Clematis Armandii grows over an area of 5 feet. White-colored, star-shaped flowers, is its specialty. These take the support of walls, poles, etc., by means of leaf stems.