Author Topic: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)  (Read 1356 times)

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So my wife and I are building a vine covered carport that we want be made of fast growing flowering vines instead of a metal roof.  It is on the south side of the house.  It will have full North Texas sun with no shade.  It would have to be able to grow 30 feet or so to cover the whole 20-22 foot driveway.  I'd like it to also be fast growing and have beautiful flowers. Thoughts?

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:25:08 PM »
Wisteria?

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:48:54 PM »
actually flowering or non flowering is fine. Really need the shade more, but the flowers would make mama happy. :-)

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:50:01 PM »
Wisteria?

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How fast does wysteria grow?

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 10:00:44 PM »
In three years you would be able to easily cover your arbor or trellis. Bees love it. Interesting pods for the winter

You might contact your local gardening club?   I have been to Texas once just for 24 hrs..and in May, so I am not sure what will hold up to your summer heat.

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 08:53:31 AM »
It grows just fine in North Florida.  Do keep it under control and don't let it get into any woods.  It's not Kudzu bad but it can become a problem if not kept in check.

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Re: Need recommendation for fast growing vine in north Texas (Zone 8a)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 03:42:40 PM »
thanks.  i'm also thinking about boston ivy on the side of the house.  it attaches itself via this little gelatinous pad that dos not destroy brick or wood. You do have to keep it under control somewhat, but it's not harmful.