Best Vine for an Arbor

Q: My arbor gets lots of sun with a little afternoon shade. What is the best vine to plant that is not too invasive?

A: I’m very pleased with the Confederate jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, growing on a similar arbor in my landscape. The tubular white flowers are powerfully fragrant in May. The vine reaches out to wrap around a nearby viburnum but it is easy to keep in bounds by pruning once or twice per year. Also consider ‘Tangerine Beauty’ crossvine or ‘Amethyst Falls’ American wisteria.

crossvine Tangerine Dream

crossvine Tangerine Dream

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