I am trying to find a vine/climber that will grow in an area that receives
only about 2 or 3 hours of sunlight per day. I have found many that will
grow in full or partial sun, but none that will grow where I want to plant
Feckless, is that you? Humph. Well a professional is a professional, I
suppose. Try English Ivy. It won't grow quickly in shadow but it will
grow with just a bit of Sun. I'm trying to fill in 40 ft. of chain link
fence, underneath oak and bay trees (heaps of shade). It will probably
take another couple of years. Sounds like you have more Sun, so it
shouldn't take that long.
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
I have tons of this myself. I planted just a couple sprigs back in a
heavily shaded section a few years ago and it is now very dense.
The problem is that this can be quite invasive, the only thing it
doesn't seem to like is full sun. I spent a good deal of yesterday
chopping it back and pulling it off trees, more of the same today!
And if you like invasive, there's wysteria, which seems to like a few
hours of sun.
It won't grow quickly in shadow but it will
If you want English ivy but are concerned about it growing too
vigorously, consider Hahn's ivy (Hedera helix 'Hahn's'). It's a dwarf
version of English ivy. Of course it will take longer to cover or climb.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
> ;844818']I am trying to find a vine/climber that will grow in an area
> that receives
Hi Freckles, although it depends on how high you want the climber to
grow & against what support, how about trying some periwinkle? I've
seen this growing a metre and a half high over other shrubs e.g.
hawthorne hedge. It's cheap, evergreen and as a bonus has lovely
flowers too! Good luck.
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