Douglas Hunt
Douglas Hunt
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Why crossvine is a great pergola plant


Two years ago I put a pergola over the patio on the back of my house and planted a one-gallon pot of a lovely cultivar of our native crossvine, Bignonia capreolata "Tangerine Beauty," next to one of the supports. Today that one plant almost covers the 10 x 15 foot pergola, and that's after climbing 8 feet up. Right now, it is putting on a spectacular display of deep apricot and golden yellow blooms.
Looking down on the pergola. (Hello, hummingbirds, this is what heaven looks like.)
Looking down on the pergola. (Hello, hummingbirds, this is what heaven looks like.)
Looking up.
Looking up.
The only downside to all those blooms.
The only downside to all those blooms.

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