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Best Vine Types For Gardens

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There are so many advantages of having vines in your garden, starting from privacy options to beautiful landscaping of the outdoor area, and there are so many different varieties to choose from.  This post is intended to be a guide for those of you who are thinking of choosing the best vine types for your garden.

Vine Types Perfect For Your Garden

Vine Types

Goldheart English Ivy by Dorling Kindersley

Goldheart English Ivy

This gorgeous climbing ivy has large leaves with lemon spots in the center of each leaf. Also known as Hedera helix, this perennial plant has heart-shaped leaves and pink stems. This type can also be used as a groundcover, but most often  it is used as a climbing vine as it can attach itself to the posts to climb up.

Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle

Vine Types

Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle by Clematis

This one is a vigorous grower and quite easy in maintenance. It has  bright red tubular flowers set against the deep green leaves. In autumn the flowers turn into orange berries. This type of vine enjoys moist and well-drained soil with full to partial sunshade.


Vine Types

Bittersweet Plant by D.J. Roger

This plant is of a fast-climbing type with incredible little red berries. The bittersweet plant is perfect for autumn landscaping creating a special atmosphere for the season. It is best to choose a plant native to your region and avoid planting Oriental variety, as it is quite invasive.


Akebia has very beautiful foliage, with five blue-green leaflets. The plant bears purple and white flowers, with a peculiar smell of chocolate. Akebia is hardy to zones 4 to 9. If you plant two different varieties of Akebia, they might produce an edible fruit.

Vine Types

Akebia in Bloom by W.J. Hayden

Purple-leafed Grape

This type of grape is  intended for landscaping and privacy mostly. It is a wild variety that is used mostly for its landscaping properties. This vine has rich purple-flushed foliage that turns red in autumn. Hardy to zones 6 to 9 the purple-leafed grape produces little clusters of grapes, but they are not edible.

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