I'd use cedar, but mainly because that's what's readily available here.
Not sure of your design, but I've had good luck buying 8' cedar 2x2's and
ripping them into 4 equal strips and then using the strips to make the
trellis. It's usually cheaper than buying any other form of cedar and for
some reason, 2x2's are usually a better quality than like-graded 2x4's. This
size strip (just under 3/4" square) is easily bent if you want it to be, but
is strong enough to hold itself straight as well.
Side note. When I "hang" a trellis off the house I barely set it in the dirt
about 6" away from the foundation, and use block up top on the building to
attach it 6" away from the siding. This way, when it comes time to paint the
house, I can remove the blocks, "hinge" the trellis down and out of the way
and do what I need to do. This also tends to keep the plant away form the
house (which is good for the house) and allows airflow behind the plant
(which is good for the house AND the plant).
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