If you have a pergola for an entrance arch, here are the top climbing vines which will elevate your simple archway into a paragon of loveliness.
With a shocking burst of reds, yellows or whites, bougainvillea definitely makes a statement when it comes to conquering the pergola and the people. Watch as passersby slow down to admire that grandiose beauty of the bougainvillea blooms.
Climbing Prairie Rose
With branches growing 6-15 feet long, you’re sure to have your pergola nicely covered by the time these climbing prairie roses bloom in May. When it does, you will have a neat curtain of white or pink blooms which gives a softened look to your entryway.
If you have cats or dogs as pets, you’re most likely concerned about your little ones accidentally munching on some of your plants’ leaves. So fret not with cross vine hanging from your pergola as this climbing perennial is non-poisonous for both dogs and cats. Crossvine will bring color to your pergola come the summer months of March, April, and May.
Washing over your pergola like a soft purple curtain, Texas wisteria is a deciduous perennial which fills your pergola with clusters of large flowers. The flowers come in shades of white, pink, blue, purple, violet. While the blooms will only appear on young new wood, the plant isn’t stingy on blooming. You can find blooming clusters occasionally during summer and even fall. Its natural blooming phase occurs around May and June.
A Texas native which has red tubular blooms, trumpet honeysuckle also known as coral honeysuckle or woodbine is a mellow climber and also a great option for your ground cover. Not only will it delight you with its blooms, it’ll also beckon hummingbirds to your entryway. How about that for a grand entrance?