I am building a fence with a pergola top and would like suggestions for a vine to plant that will grow across the top. The area is shady due to the neighbor's tree. Soil is clay. I would like a "light and lacy" vine rather than something heavy. Flowering is ok but not necessary. I have done a lot of research and talked to the guy at the nursery but still not sure what to plant.
Vine for Top of Pergola
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You may want to address the clay soil before planting.
This will make the process easier and overall a healthier planting.
Clematis may be a good choice.
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