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Vines by Scientific Name

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Akebia quinata
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Fiveleaf Akebia 
  • Semi-evergreen/deciduous vine
  • 5 leaflets (Latin: quintus)
  • Light rose-purple flowers typically lost in foliage
  • Aggressive twining vine
  • Sun or shade
Bignonia capreolata
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Crossvine
  • Semi-evergreen, native vine
  • Climbs by twining and tendrils
  • Beautiful trumpet shaped flowers in April, orange/yellow/red with darker tube
Celastrus scandens
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Bittersweet
  • Deciduous vine
  • Climbs by twining (requires support)
  • Flowers not showy
  • Fruit showy (dioecious); frequently used in dried flower arrangements
  • Sun
Campsis radicans
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Common Trumpetcreeper
  • Vigorous, deciduous vine
  • Climbs by root-like holdfasts
  • Beautiful tubular, orange/red flowers in summer
  • Fruit pod (capsule) 5 to 8" long
  • sun
Clematis Hybrids
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Clematis 
  • Deciduous vine
  • Twining vine (requires support)
  • Known for beautiful, large flowers; white, pink, purple in May
  • Keep roots shaded and moist
Ficus pumila
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Creeping Fig;
Climbing Fig
  • Broadleaf evergreen vine
  • Climbs by aerial rootlets (attaches to structures)
  • Zone 8 (7)
  • Juvenile: leaves smaller and cling tighter to wall; adult: leaves larger, plant sticks out further, flowers and fruits
  • Sun or shade
Gelsemium sempervirens
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Carolina Jasmine
  • Broadleaf evergreen vine
  • Climbs by twining (requires support)
  • Showy yellow flowers in February/March
  • Best flowering in full sun
Lonicera japonica
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Japanese Honeysuckle *

  • Semi-evergreen vine/ground cover in Arkansas
  • White flowers in late spring; black berry
  • Climbs by twining
  • Invasive; avoid using in landscapes
Lonicera sempervirens
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Trumpet Honeysuckle

  • Deciduous vine
  • Spectacular tubular, yellow or yellow/orange or red flowers in April; great for hummingbirds
  • Twining vine
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
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Boston Ivy

  • Deciduous vine
  • Climbs by root-like holdfasts
  • Maroon fall color
  • Latin: tricuspidata = '3 lobes'
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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Virginia Creeper

  • eciduous vine
  • Climbs by adhesive tendrils (sticks to structures)
  • Maroon fall color
  • Sun or shade
  • Quinquefolia = 5 leaflets (Latin: quintus)
Trachelospermum jasminoides
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Confederate Jasmine

  • Broadleaf evergreen ground cover/vine (requires support for vine)
  • Glossy, dark green leaves
  • Showy, white stars in April/May
  • Zone 8
Vitis sp.
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Grape
  • Deciduous vine
  • Full sun
  • Twining vine (requires support)
  • Edible fruits
Wisteria sp.
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Wisteria
  • Deciduous vine
  • Spectacular, fragrant purple (or white) flower panicles in April
  • Twining vine (requires support)