Asked on Apr 28, 2017

What is the best vine to grow on a trellis for privacy?

Laura Pidduck-ZappettiRymeaCindy Corean


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    what is your location?
  • Tami Stone
    on Apr 28, 2017

    My neighbor planted jasmine. It grew pretty fast & smells wonderful
  • Cindy Corean
    on Apr 28, 2017

    cucumbers...! They grow anywhere, grow fast, have big leaves that grow thick for privacy, and you can eat the fruit. I've done this in a pinch several times and it works great. If you want more leaves and less fruit, grow the small type cucumbers and fertilize the soil a LOT. That will set more leaves and discourage the fruit. This also works well when you need to grow the vine in flower pots or window boxes. If you don't have a trellis, run string up from where you plant and tie the strings to nails at the top. Here in the north, we can't grow year round vines without them dying out over the winter, but you still don't have to cut them down in the fall, and they'll be a quick fix while you get something more permanent established. If you want flowers, morning glories or nasturtiums work well although the cucumbers also have nice yellow flowers. Good luck!
  • Rymea
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I can tell what not to plant. Don't plant Wisteria, it grows 50 feet. It will eat your house . Trumpet vine is almost just as bad plus it is messy. Not english ivy either.

  • Laura Pidduck-Zappetti
    on Apr 28, 2017

    morning glories are beautiful and change daily, clematis is also excellent, all depends on your zone and location but these both grow quite quickly
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