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.