All About Vines

Vines are the plant equivalent to splashing paint on a blank canvas. Vines bring life to blank walls and can turn wire gazebos into vibrant shade structures for relaxation. Vines also offer shelter for beneficial insects and birds. Here are some we have in stock right now:


Engelman Ivy


The berries are toxic, so watch out! Use as ground cover or plant next to a wall or trellis if you would like an upward vining affect. The leaves emerge bronze in spring and mature to a dull green, then in the fall the leaves change to bronze-red. It produces black berries in the fall. The stems are self-clinging and will climb any surface nearby without encouragement. Engelman ivy is hardy to 9,000 feet (hardiness zone 3), and repels deer.


Boston Ivy


This vine also produces black berries in the fall that are toxic. Use as a ground cover plant or vine. Its leaves emerge bronze in the spring and mature to a dull green, which then change to purple or crimson-red in the fall. Stems are self-clinging. The plant is hardy to 6,500 feet (hardiness zone 4), repels deer, and is beneficial to bees!


English Ivy


This vine is harmful if eaten and may cause skin irritation. Use as a vine or ground cover. The leaves of English ivy turn bronze-red in winter. Its stems will root into the ground and are also self-clinging. Evergreen foliage is medium sized, it is hardy to 6,500 feet, best grown in hardiness zone 5, and is beneficial to pollinators!


Virginia Creeper


This vine produces black berries in the fall that are toxic. Virginia creeper can be used as a ground cover plant or as a vining plant, as its stems are self-clinging. Its leaves emerge bronze in the spring and mature to a dull green, which then change to purple or crimson-red in the fall. Hardy to 9,000 feet (hardiness zone 3), emits a lovely fragrance, attracts hummingbirds, and repels deer!


Hops “Willamette”


These hops are used to make pale ales or UK style ales. They can also be used to make teas that help with insomnia. This vine exhibits vigorous growth, is hardy to zone 3, and attracts butterflies!