Google suggests that silverlace vine (Russian vine, mile-a-minute
vine, Polygonum aubertii) and some honeysuckles (sempervirens,
periclymenum, hispidula) might work. I don't have any experience with
growing them in clay, though.
On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:00:54 -0800, "David E. Ross"
Gwacious! Why do you think the French (and now the U.S.) are
so choosy about the type of soil Wine Grape "x" grows in!
That's supposed to be practically the #1 factor for winemakers.
Maybe the grapes aren't "fussy" but the vintners certainly are!
Although soils are indeed important, good wine is more determined by
climate than by soils. For table grapes, however, soils are generally
not really important. In any case, I was responding to a question about
growing a vine on a fence, not about viticulture.
I have nice clay soil and I have several vines which do very well.
C. paniculata (already mentioned)
Campsis radicans 'Flava' aka Trumpet vine
Passiflora aka Passion flower, all varieties do well in clay
Mascagnia macroptera aka Butterfly vine
There are so many it is hard to name a fraction. I have these above
and I live in USDA Zone 8b, Texas
I just had our walk along the garage enclosed with gates and a hoop and net set
the paniculata, virginia creeper and kiwi can run rampant and make a covered
last 2 years I had to whack the paniculata back because it overwhelmed the fence
was on and it grew back with vigor. I am looking forward to how it does this
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