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Q.Can You Please Recommend A Climbing Vine To Cover A Trellis Relatively Quickly That Is Not Invasive In Ohio?

Zone Novelty, Ohio | Anonymous added on August 2, 2021 | Answered

Flowering would be nice — especially in pink or purple — but I am more concerned about it growing quickly and it not taking over my garden beds.

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Answered on August 18, 2021

Here are some options according to your zone. The clematis vines are not invasive that I know of EXCEPT the Sweet Autumn Clematis. It has small white blooms in the fall. It is frightfully invasive. Another to avoid that I see below is the trumpet vine, campsis radicans. That is one many have regretted planting.

I could recommend trumpet honeysuckle and crossvine, also. Trumpet honeysuckle, though not invasive, grows thick and heavy so you need to have a sturdy trellis or it will all come down in a storm. I speak from experience. I love the plant for the hummingbirds it brings. I have not planted crossvine, but I know others who have and they love it.



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