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by Rod Smith

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Low = below 5 feet, Medium = 5 feet to 12 feet, Tall = over 12 feet

Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure


Actinidia arguta 'Issai' 4 30' X 30' Rapid growing vine. Tasty fruit. Issai Female Hardy Kiwi Med. Sun-Part Self pollinating. Akebia quinata 5 12' X 15' Semi-evergreen. Purple flowers in Fiveleaf Akebia Med. Sun-Shade spring. Edible purple fruit. Ampelopsis brivipendunculata 5 15' X 15' Deciduous. Many clusters of small Porcelain Berry Vine Med. Sun metallic blue berries in fall.


Campsis radicans 5 40' X 40' Deciduous. Attracts hummingbirds. Trumpet Vine Med. Sun-Part Orange flowers in spring. Campsis tagliabu. 'Madame Galen' 5 15' X 15' Deciduous. Salmon red flowers in Madame Galen Trumpet Vin Med. Sun-Part late summer. Celastrus scandens 4 30' X 30' Deciduous. Light green leaves. American Bittersweet Med. Sun-Part Orange fruit on female plants. Clematis armandii 6 25' X 25' Evergreen. Fragrant white Armandi Evergr. Clematis Med. Sun-Shade flowers in spring. Clematis hybrids 4 10' X 10' Deciduous. Large flowers of many Deciduous Clematis Med. Sun-Part colors in spring or summer.


Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata' 4 1' X 5' Evergreen. Small, dark green leaves Purpleleaf Wintercreeper Med. Sun-Shade turn purple in winter. Can climb.


Gelsemium sempervirens 7 15' X 15' Evergreen. Fragrant yellow Carolina Jessamine Med. Sun flowers in spring.


Holboellia coracea 'China Blue' 8 10' X 10' Evergreen. Fragrant creamy white China Blue Vine Med. Sun-Shade flowers in Spring. Blue berries. Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 5 15' X 15' Deciduous. Flat, wide lacecap Climbing Hydrangea Med. Shade-Part flowers in summer.


Jasminum nudiflorum 5 10' X 8' Deciduous. Willowy branches. Yellow Winter Jasmine Med. Sun-Part flowers January to March. Jasminum polyanthum 9 10' X 10' Evergreen. Fast growing. Fragrant Pink Jasmine Med. Sun-Part pink flowers April to July. Jasminum x stephanense 6 10' X 10' Deciduous. Very fragrant, pink Stephan Jasmine Med. Sun-Part flowers in summer.


Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' 5 25' X 25' Deciduous. Fragrant creamy Hall's Honeysuckle Med. Sun-Part flowers in summer. Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea' 5 12' X 12' Deciduous. Purplish leaves with red Purple-leaf Honeysuckle Med. Sun-Shade flowers. Attracts hummingbirds. Lonicera sempervirens 5 10' X 10' Deciduous. Orange flowers in Trumpet Honeysuckle Med. Sun-Part summer. Attracts hummingbirds.


Mandevilla laxa 9 12' X 8' Deciduous. Very fragrant white Chilean Jasmine Med. Sun trumpet flowers in summer


Parthenocissus quinquefolia 4 40' X 40' Deciduous. Superb orange to scarlet Virginia Creeper Med. Sun-Shade leaves in the fall. Parthenocissus tricuspidata 4 40' X 40' Deciduous. Good wall cover. Red Boston Ivy Med. Sun-Shade fall leaves. Passiflora caerulea 7 30' X 30' Semi-evergreen. White and purple Blue Crown Passion Flwr. Med. Sun flowers in summer. Edible fruit. Passiflora pfordtii 9 20' X 20' Semi-evergreen. White, pink, purple Passion Vine Med. Sun and lavender flowers. No fruit.


Schizophragma hydrangeoides 5 30' X 30' Deciduous. White flowers in Spring. Japanese Hydrangea Vine Med. Part Shade


Trachelospermum jasminoides 8 40' X 40' Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Star Jasmine Med. Sun-Part Fragrant white flowers in June.


Vitis labrusca 4 10' X 15' Deciduous. Slip skin grapes American Grape Low Sun Some varieties are seedless. Vitis vinifera 6 10' X 15' Deciduous. Thin skinned grapes. European Grape Low Sun Some varieties are seedless.


Wisteria floribunda 5 25' X 25' Deciduous. Long strings of white Japanese Wisteria Low Sun pink or purple flowers in spring. Wisteria sinensis 5 20' X 20' Deciduous. Clusters of purple or Chinese Wisteria Low Sun-Part white flowers in spring & summer.

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