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Vines for Trellises

Below is a list of vines and other climbing plants that will grow on a trellis or can be trained to grow on a trellis. If you want to attract hummingbirds with the vines, pick the vines marked with an "H".

If you are interested in hummingbirds, see this list for all kinds of flowering plants that are attractive to them, not just vines.

Most any plant with flowers will attract some type of butterfly. If you are interested in butterflies, just grow lots of flowering plants!

All the plants listed except Ivy and Pothos have flowers.

Plant names include the common name(s), and the (scientific name).

  • "V" means the plant is a vine.
  • (V) means the plant is not really a vine, but is easily trained on a trellis.
  • "H" means the plant is attractive to hummingbirds.
  • (H) means only some varieties are attractive to hummingbirds.
Vines and Other Climbing Plants
Akebia, Fiveleaf Akebia (Akebia quinata) V
Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea x multifida) VH
Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) V
Chilean Glory Flower (Eccremocarpus scaber) VH
Clematis (Clematis) V(H)
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) VH
Honeysuckle (Lonicera) VH
Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos lablab) V
Hydrangea (climbing) (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) V
Ivy (Hedera) V
Mandevilla (Mandevilla) V(H?)
Moonflower (Ipomoea alba) V
Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) V
Passionflower (Passiflora) V
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) V
Pyracantha (Pyracantha) (V)
Rose (climbing) (Rose) (V)
Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) VH
Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) VH
Wisteria (Wisteria) V