Vines To Screen House Next Door

Q: I need a fast-growing vine to plant beside my deck to screen us from the
house next door. It gets a few hours of direct sun during the day.

A: I can think of three to consider: evergreen clematis, Clematis armondii,
Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens, and Confederate jasmine,
Trachelospermum jasminoides. If you loosen the soil in a wide area around
the planting hole, all three will grow like a house afire in a couple of years. As
an added bonus, they all have attractive fragrant flowers in spring.

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