Trellis or Arch For Plants? | TN

How do you choose what your vines should climb on? 

Some options are wood; others are metal. Some lightweight, others heavy.

If the trellis or arch is purely for ornamental purposes, then choose the type by your most important criteria, whether budget, beauty or design. 

However, if it's to be functional, that is, it needs to support a vine, then that should be the primary selection criteria. Vines that will die back in the winter, like many morning glories, are excellent on lower cost or less sturdy architecture.

Vines that will continue growing year after year, however, and develop woody stems call for something fairly sturdy. And, those that not only grow woody stems but also put on weight with heavy flowers like wisteria or fruit like grapes need a very sturdy place to grow and climb. These last two can pull apart a less sturdy trellis or arch so best to plan for a few years down the road. Regardless of your budget or which vines you grow, they are sure to add height and a sense of drama to your landscaping. Wisteria, a very fragrant woody vine, is available in our mail order nursery. 

Source of Information on Trellises or Arches for Vines 

https://www.tnnursery.net

Wisteria Sinensis - TN Nursery

Wisteria Vine

The Wisteria Vine is a highly fragrant woody trailing plant known for its cascading clusters of fragrant, pea-like flowers in lavender colors, often grown on pergolas, trellises, and arbors for its ornamental. They are renowned for their stunning beauty and hold great value in landscaping due to their numerous attributes. The Stunning flowers of The Wisteria Vine This beautiful Wisteria Sinensis is a vine-covered in pale purple flowers and bright green leaves. Its stems create woody plants that can either twist together to create a trunk-like appearance or elongate to twine around supports. The plant can expand up to 20 to 35 feet in length, and it can support multiple plants that branch out from the central stem. Wisteria Vine is a highly fragrant woody plant known for its cascading clusters of lavender-colored, pea-like flowers. It is often grown on pergolas, trellises, and arbors. The characteristic flowers of this plant dangle in long strings of blossoms all over the plant. Clusters around 12 inches hang off the plant and hold rows of small, regularly spaced blooms. Individual flowers feature a large petal at the top and two smaller petals cupped together around a center with yellow-green stamens. Flower petals can be all shades of purple and white, and some may have a bluish or pinkish tint. It's common for the flower clusters to have a pleasant, ombre appearance, with flowers at the tip of the cluster being a much darker shade of purple. Wisteria Vine Is Flexible  Since this plant's flexibility can twist into many shapes, it's a highly versatile landscaping option. Some people prefer to keep their plant as a tree or bush. It can be a charming accent that produces clusters of fragrant flowers wherever you place it. You can also set this plant near a supportive trellis or wall if you want a genuinely eye-catching landscaping structure. Especially when planted in bunches, you can create stunning arcs, tunnels, ceilings, and walls of beautiful purple flowers. Wisteria Vine Has Stunning Foliage Wisteria Vine usually blooms around early May before the plant has even started to sprout leaves. After having a lush coat of nothing but purple blossoms for a while, the plant begins to produce small, lime-green leaves that blend beautifully with the flowers. The flowers leave in summer, and the leaves gradually darken to a rich, emerald green. Once the weather cools, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow before falling away to reveal the fascinating twists and loops of the underlying branches.

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