Q.I Need Some Help In Answer A Few Questions On Vines.
I live in zone 7A had a beautiful Madison Confederate Jasmine that I had planted about 6 years ago. It was planted under my deck in full sun, and grew upwards beautifully and provided a privacy wall. The landscaper cut it by accident to the height of about 3 feet with an electric saw. 1. I’m not sure of what to do next, as I don’t know if it will come back or not. 2. Either way, I am wondering if I should plant a new one in a planter on my deck to speed the coverage process, or plant it in the ground by the old one (or remove the old one if it’s not coming back). 3. If it’s not coming back, I am wondering if there is another vine that I should get to provide year-round coverage. I’ve read the Madison Confederate is an evergreen, but mine dies in the winter. I am wondering if an Akebia Quinata or Bigonia Capreolata may do better for me. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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I believe your vine will come back. Confederate jasmine is only evergreen in zones 8 to 10 and you are in zone 7.
The chocolate vine grows quickly but is considered invasive. The crossvine blooms heavily in spring and is a treat for the hummingbirds (if they arrive in NJ before blooming ends). Here is info about all three: