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15 Climbing Plants You Should Grow On Your Property
By KELLY WELTON
1. Climbing Roses
These perennials bloom in the spring and throughout the growing season in USDA zones 4 to 10, growing best in full sun and nutrient-rich, well-draining soil. They can reach heights of up to 25 feet, and the lush blossoms provide privacy and a sanctuary for birds, as well as keeping away deer.
2. Sweet Peas
This highly fragrant annual blossoms from late spring through early fall in USDA zones 2 to 11 and grows best with regular fertilization in well-draining soil. While it prefers full sun, it is not heat tolerant, and when supported, it can grow up to six to eight feet per season.
3. Jasmine
This heavily scented flower draws pollinators during spring to fall and prefers part-shade to full sun and moist, well-draining soil. It can be grown in a container or trained as a shrub or climbing vine that can climb up to 20 feet.
4. Morning Glory
This low-maintenance plant attracts birds and pollinators from early summer to fall and prefers full sun and well-draining soil with compost. In USDA zones 8 and 9, it can grow up to 30 feet as a perennial, while in zones 2 through 7, it can grow up to 15 feet as an annual.
5. Bougainvillea
This heat-tolerant flower grows year-round in USDA zones 10 and 11 — and in zone 9 when protected from frost — and is best in full sun and well-draining soil that is loose and dry. Bougainvillea vines can reach up to 40 feet when supported, but the stems need to be secured to a prop.