September 18, 2013
Not all vines will grow on a house without support. This particular vine will root into a tree, brick or other porous surfaces as it grows. Other vines that do this include English ivy, Boston ivy and Virginia creeper.
Other vines need something to climb. They will grow tendrils that coil around a structure or support. Vines that do this include wisteria, clematis, and sweet pea.
Keep in mind that some vines grow quite quickly and can fill a structure in a single season, and others are slower to establish. Also, be aware that some types are very invasive, so be sure to research the vine before planting, because some can quickly become a nightmare.
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