Here in Oklahoma City, our climate and soil are ideal for a variety of vine species. That’s great news for Oklahoma landscapes. If you love foliage around your property, there are a variety of climbing plants that you can choose from. Today, we’re going to talk about a few favorites that grow best in the area.
Leather Flower or Clematis
Clematis is a climbing, flowering plant that can produce a variety of flower colors. You can see clematis blooming in colors ranging from white to pink and red to purple and blue. This beautiful plant can cover your walls, trellis, fencing, and even other plants. Plant a few clematis around your property, and you’ll have a floral landscape in a matter of years. Clematis grow best in moist, well-drained soil, as well as full sun.
Sweet Autumn or Clematis Paniculata
This type of clematis, which is actually native to New Zealand, thrives here in Oklahoma. Sweet autumn blooms white flowers with yellow centers. Sweet autumn can be seen climbing up fence posts and growing in bunches at the top. When sweet autumn is in bloom, you can see hundreds of flowers clumped together at the sunniest parts of the plant. Both sweet autumn and other clematis plants tend to grow prolifically, and they grow into dense patches of leaves and flowers.
Morning glory produces purple, blue, and pink flowers. Unlike the clematis plants that we just talked about, morning glory grows into a thin vine that thrives close to vertical surfaces. Morning glory have pointed leaves and small circular or pentagonal flowers. Morning glory is a prominent plant around the world.
Silver Lace Vine
Silver lace vines climb and droop over surfaces. These beautiful plants grow tiny white flowers in clusters. Like clematis, silver lace vines grow into dense plumes of leaves and flowers. Due to their density, silver lace vines and clematis vines are ideal for privacy fences made out of lattice. Silver lace vine is native to Asia, but it has been successfully been introduced across the globe.
Cover Your Fence With Vines
If you’re building a fence to improve the look of your property or to provide some privacy, you may want to plant some of these vines. Head to your local nursery, and find some vine seeds and top soil; or, if you prefer, you can purchase vines that are already sprouted. If you opt to go the seed method, follow the instructions on your seed packet for that individual vine species. If you choose to buy a vine with in a pot, dig a hole that’s wide and deep enough for the pot to fit flush with the surrounding earth. Then, gently pull the vine out of the bucket, place the roots and dirt in the hole, and backfill with dirt. Be sure to plant your vines near your fence, trellis, or wall—a couple inches from the wall is ideal.
As always, if you need help installing a fence on your property, you can count on Vanhoose Fence Co. Get in touch with us today!