How can I get evergreen climbing vines that don't attract bees?

by Isabel

Need privacy screen I can train on trellises for my patio. There's lattice there, but not enough to block out neighboring home. This is a mobile home. Would love flowering, but don't want to fight bees when I sit there in spring/summer. Would welcome suggestions. Thank You!

  8 answers
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 01, 2019

    Where do you live? Is it a shady area or does it get a lot sun?

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 01, 2019

    All Flowers draw bees! Unfortunately, you'll probably have to prioritize between "covers the trellis quickly", "won't need much trimming", "year-round coverage", "flowering" & finally "doesn't attract bees". Unless there's some wonder-plant out there that someone is about to suggest........try some Ivy( not flowering but year round,can be invasive) Also you never said where you live? & if the area sunny or shady

  • Annie Annie on Mar 01, 2019

    How about just training ivy up the lattice trellis? No flowers but it would give you the privacy you are looking for.

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 01, 2019

    Be careful with ivy. It has attracted wasps, in this area. It is ridiculously invasive, and difficult to eradicate, once established.

    If you could obtain deeper, longer planters, you could plant bamboo. It would be contained, and grow fast enough to give you privacy. Castor bean plants in zone 5 and 6a have been seen growing 15' tall or more. I've never personally noticed bees visiting these plants. They can be started from seed.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 07, 2024

    Hello Isabel, hope this helps. You can get Virginia creeper for this, they are hardy.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 08, 2024

    Buy a Non flowering Evergreen climber!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 08, 2024

    You could contact your local cooperative extension, they know your area and could make suggestions on what would work best.