Best 11 vines to cover fence, Trellis, and Home Boundaries

Are you looking for the best climbing plant or vines to cover your fences or home boundaries? Vines help to enhance outdoor space, covering the trellis or fences with their beautiful flowers. Of course, it can add beauty and privacy.

There are many vines or climbers but they are not suitable for the home. Some need special care and are not easy to grow. Some are very suitable for fences and easy to care for. Some of them are evergreen vines. So I will share the best 4 vines to cover the wall, Trellis, and Home Boundaries.

In this list, some of the vines I personally grow in my home, and others are recommended by the people who grow in their outdoor spaces. I hope you will like this post.

Best Vines To Cover Fence, Trellis, And Home Boundaries

Vines or climbing plants offer a natural way to cover your outdoor space, whether you want to cover a fence for added privacy. With a wide variety of options available, choosing the best vines for your home’s boundaries can be difficult. Here is the list of best climbers

1. Susan Vine

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Its name is Thunbergia alata. The inner part of Susan Vine is black which is why it is known as black-eyed Susan Vine.

The colour of the Susan vine is dark yellow and is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species. It seems to be a native plant from Eastern Africa.

You can grow it in a hanging basket or a container in your home. It is very easy to grow and care.

The height of Susan VIne can grow to a height of 5 meters (16 ft) high in warmer zones. And in the hanging basket or container, the eight can be less.

How to Cultivation

The seed of Susan Vine is easy to germinate in humus-rich soil with some sand. Also, it can grown from cuttings. It is fast fast-growing plant and blooming quickly. Trimming helps to encourage its fast growth.

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2. Bougainvillea

It is my favorite climbing plant. I grow white color Bougainvillea to cover my home’s wall and front gate. It is very easy to grow and care for. Also, it is an evergreen climbing plant. I never provide water for its growth. But the soil is a little bit wet. That is why I never provide water.

Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines. They are native to BrazilPeru, and Argentina

flowers near fences


It can reach up to 1 to 12 metres (3 to 39 ft) tall. They are evergreen vine plants. The colors of Bougainvillea are pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. You can choose as per your interest. It is also called a paper flower.

3. Jasmine

It is very beautiful when you grow near your front gate and home’s walls. You should grow it if you want to grow a climbing vine for your home.

Jasmine is a type of shrub and climbing plant. It has more than 200 species found in the world. The main characteristic of the Jasmine flowers is its fragrance. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers.

Jasmine climbing plants may be evergreen or deciduous. You can purchase evergreen varieties from your local nursery or buy from many online nursery stores.

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The size of the Jasmine flower is around 2.5 cm (0.98 in) in diameter. The color of the flower depends on the variety which you choose at the time of seeding. The colours of Jasmine are white and yellow, and they can be slightly reddish. You can buy online or from local nurseries.

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4. Climbing Roses

Climbing roses can reach up to 20 feet or more. It depends on the variety of the roses. You can grow in a hanging basket or in a container. Roses are the easiest flowers to grow. In every part of the world, roses are thriving in every condition.

Rosa setigera, commonly known as the climbing rose. It is a type of shrub and vine.

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The fragrant flowers, blooming from May to July, are usually pink. The height of the climbing plant can reach up to 15 feet. The plant grows either as a vine or forms a sprawling thicket.

The stems are green or brown with a reddish tint.

The USDA Growing Zones from climbing roses in USA is 5 to 10.

Famous variety of Climbing Roses

Rose VarietyFlower Color
AltissimoBright red
American BeautyDark pink
Cécile BrunnerBlush pink
Carefree Climbing RosesVarious (depending on variety)

5. Ivy

It is also known as the Hadera climbing plant. It is a genus of 12-15 species. This evergreen shrub can reach up to 5–20 cm in height. You can grow it in a hanging basket as well as a container.

It is easy to care and grow. It is best for surgical sprawl but suitable for climbing if you provide support. It is best for the front gate and outdoor spaces.

Certainly! Here’s a concise table of ivy varieties along with their flower colors:

Ivy VarietyFlower Color
English Ivy (Hedera helix)white with orangeish centers
White-and-Green Variegated English Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Glacier’)Gray and green center, creamy white
Yellow-and-Green Variegated English Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Gold Child’)Yellow and green
Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)deep green to yellow, orange, red, and deep maroon in fall
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6. Clematis

It is a type of shrub with more than 380 species. It is an immensely popular flowering plant. During its bloom period, it is one of the most beautiful flowers. It is one of the best climbing plants for the trellis, walls, and fences.

The CLematis word is derived from the Greek word “klema,” which means “a climbing plant.”

It is one of the earliest flower plants which is loved by most of the gardeners. In 1959, plant collectors brought the first Clematis to England from Spain. However, the large-flowered versions we know today originated in China during the 19th century.

Clematis climbing plant bloom during late winter to late fall. Most of the flowers produce light scents during blooming time. Flower’s colors change during the season.

purple flowers on a plant

7. Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is one of my favorite plants. You will love it when you grow near the trellis, walls, and fences of your backyard.

Honeysuckle belongs to the Lonicera family’s flower plants. It is available for more than 158 species. You can buy from Amazon or an online Nursery website. It is native to various regions including North America, Eurasia, and North Africa.

Honeysuckle climbing plants grow due to their scent. These are cultivated for their fragrant and colorful flowers. In Native America, it attracts hummingbirds.

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8. Sweet Pea

Its Light pink flowers look very beautiful during the bloom period. The sweet Pea is one of the best climbers, native to regions like Sicily and the Aegean Islands, belonging to the Fabaceae family.

The Height of the Sweet Pea can reach up to 1-2 meters. If you provide support it can climb more height and cover your entire fences.

The colors of Sweet Pear are Pink, Purple, and white. The wildflower has a purple color which is larger and shows a wide colour variation.

The plant was popularized in the 19th century by Scottish nurseryman Henry Eckford, who developed numerous cultivars, contributing to its horticultural success. They also contain toxic seeds, unlike their edible pea.

purple flowers with green leaves

9. Passionflower

Passionflowers are climbing or prostrate vines, shrubs, annuals, perennials, or trees. They have distinct, exotic-looking flowers with a wide, flat petal base and five or ten petals arranged in a flat or reflex circle. The flowers blossom from midsummer to early fall but have a short lifespan of about one day.

Growing Conditions: –

  • Sun: Plant in a sunny location with the protection of a wall or trellis. –
  • Soil: Requires moist but well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness Zones: Suitable for Zones 7–11.
  • Fruiting: Most passionflowers yield edible fruits (passion fruit). Opt for a fruiting variety if you desire to savor passion fruit. –
  • Toxicity: Certain types of passionflowers may be toxic, so exercise caution if there are small children or pets around.
  • Native Area: Found in North America, Central America, and South America. –
  • Fact: The name “passionflower” is linked to the passion of Christ, as the unique structure of the flower was seen as symbolic by early Christian missionaries.

10. Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper is a deciduous vine native to eastern and central North America. It produces heart-shaped leaves composed of five leaflets (sometimes three or seven). The leaves transition to a vibrant red color in autumn. –

Growing Conditions:

  • Sun: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Requires well-drained soil. –
  • Hardiness Zones: Suitable for Zones 3–8. – Fruit: Virginia creeper produces small, hard purplish-black berries that are toxic due to their oxalic acid content, so refrain from consuming them. –
  • Fact: Despite its name, the Virginia creeper is not closely related to true ivy (Hedera).

11. Kiwi Vine

The hardy kiwi vine is a cold-hardy relative of the kiwi fruit. It produces sweet, edible fruits that are smaller than traditional kiwis (approximately the size of large grapes). The heart-shaped foliage enhances the visual appeal of landscapes. –

Growing Conditions: –

  • Sun: Requires full sun for flowering and fruit development. –
  • Soil: Thrives in rich, loamy, well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness Zones: Suitable for Zones 3–8. –
  • Fruit Production: It typically takes a minimum of three years for hardy kiwi to bear fruit. It is advisable to plant both male and female plants (or opt for a self-pollinating variety like ‘Issai’).
  • Fact: Hardy kiwi vines shed their leaves in the fall and regrow fresh foliage in spring. Choose plants that are well-suited to your local climate and garden conditions for a successful cultivation experience. Enjoy nurturing these exquisite and distinctive vines!

Hi, I am Inderjeet, and welcome to my blog on Home and Garden. I started this blog to share my insights, tips, and experiences on various topics related to plants, shrubs, juniper and how to care indoor plants.
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