CNPS Forums  

Go Back   CNPS Forums > CNPS Public Forums > Growing Natives Discussion Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-02-2002, 04:08 AM
Anonymous
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Fast growing Native vines

Im looking for a fast-covering, preferably native vine to climb the hideous,two stories worth of cultured river rock an the entry to our new home.It is an unimpeded Eastern exposure.If native is not possible, I'd be willing to go with something else as I'm desperate.Thanks,Megan E.</p>
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2002, 04:02 PM
Anonymous
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fast growing Native vines

Hi Megan:You don't say what area you are from, but there are a number of fast growing, shade tolerant vines, including Aristolochia californica, Calystegia macrostegia, Rubus ursinus plant it and run!, or native clematis. I've used all of them. They have varying degrees of deciduousness. Laspilitas.com has an excellent plant selector as part of their website. They also have color pictures and descriptions.</p>
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-2002, 02:55 PM
Anonymous
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fast growing Native vines

Vitus californica ?Roger?s Red?, California Grape.A woody vine, deciduous. Grows quickly to 50'. Will climb onto your roof the first year, or form a canopy in trees. It grabs onto anything. Fruits are purple and attract birds. Shows glorious fall color. Doesn?t need much water when established. I have two growing on my arbor in Benicia. I prune them back every year.</p>
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2002, 07:44 AM
Anonymous
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fast growing Native vines

Steven,I agree with your recommendation of Vitis 'Roger's Red' as a quick growing vine with great attributes. Even down here in the dry southern part of the state we have excellent success with them and despite moderate fall temperatures it still gives a great fall show! It is possible that if left untended it could get a bit heavey and pull away from the wall after several years and so I like you recommend an anual pruning to flatten it out at least.

I hope the origional poster does not sucumb to an easy yet so everyday solution such as Creeping Fig. Even though the grape is decidous, I have seen its graceful branch structure spread over just such a stone facade as she mentioned and the tracery is lovely. Good recommendation.Dan</p>
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2002, 03:33 PM
Anonymous
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Fast growing Native vines

We're also big fans of 'Roger's Red' - it covers really well, though it does drop its leaves in the winter. You can see ours at&lt;http://www.cybmotion.com/habitat/pla...h/2001_11.html>

Trish</p>
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2005-2009, California Native Plant Society, All rights reserved.