PROVEN VINES FOR YOUR TUCSON GARDEN
As you walk to the vine area at Harlow Gardens, the first thing you notice is many choices. Before you get overwhelmed, consider where the vine goes: shade or sun? This will limit the choices you have to make. Here are five vines each for shade and sun.
5 Best Vines for part-shade or full-shade
- Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) – Evergreen – Hardy to 20 degrees.
- Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthemum) – Evergreen – Hardy to 20 degrees.
- English Ivy (Hedera helix) – Evergreen – Hardy to 10 degrees.
- Algerian Ivy (Hedera canariensis) – Evergreen – Hardy to 10 degrees.
- Creeping Fig Vine (Ficus pumila) – Evergreen – Hardy to 10-20 degrees.
5 Best Vines for Full Sun
- Cats Claw Vine/Yellow Trumpet Vine (Macfadyena unguis-cati) – Evergreen/semi-deciduous – Hardy to 10 degrees.
- Campsis tagliabuana and other cultivars – Deciduous – Hardy to 10 degrees.
- Bougainvillea species – Evergreen – Where protected, hardy to 30 degrees.
- Pyracantha species – Evergreen – Hardy to 10 degrees.
- Carolina Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) – Evergreen – Hardy to 10 degrees.
The biggest problem limiting success is placement. On hot walls, vines are best planted from fall to spring so they can acclimate to the hot summer sun. Bougainvillea vines are the most cold sensitive.
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Tucson, AZ 85712