Potted Perennial Vine for Pergola

dubbFebruary 14, 2014

Say that 3 times fast...Potted Perennial Vine for Pergola. Haha!

We're thinking about purchasing a wood pergola to replace our canopy-style gazebo on our cement patio. This is the pergola we're looking at right now because it's attractive, arched, looks sturdy, and is relatively affordable:

So I guess the first question is, does this pergola look okay for vine coverage?

Second, would a potted vine work well year after year to cover a pergola? I'd put large pots inside each corner of the pergola (or less if that's advised).

Third, what sort of quick-growing perennial vines (that would survive in a container) would you recommend for a wood pergola?

Fourth, would you plant a variety of vines, or just one?

Thanks in advance! Sorry for the many questions!

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dub, if Bougainvillea will grow to your satisfaction and you do not mind the thorns, that will be a good choice.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 4:16PM
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Dub - I have a pergola over part of my patio. I planted fuzzy kiwi last spring to act as cover. They should grow well in NC. Here is a picture.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 7:24AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

One vine for a 12x12. Possibly 2 in the front corners. Depends upon the mature size of the vine. 12x12 may be exterior measurement and is not that big with chairs and people. The pot needs to be 18 inches deep and those are usually 17-18" across --- there goes a foot and a half.

Fast growing vines means "monster".

'Renae' climbing polyanthus rose is nearly thornless and 10-15 feet (pale pink). 'Raspberry Cream Twirl' is another nearly thornless climbing rose about 10ft. and striped dark pink. A clematis could go in the 2nd corner. With a pale pink rose I'd use a med. pink clematis and with a dark colored rose either light or dark clematis.

Hopefully someone with your climate will chime in. Good luck.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 6:27PM
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