Climbing Vines for Shade

Asked August 28, 2018, 4:52 PM EDT

What vines are suggested for shade by a wooden fence. The vines would be on the North side of a full wooden fence.

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response


Thank you for the question. This publication from Illinois Extension lists many nice vines that do well in growing zone 4 and light to full shade. Be sure to avoid those that require full sun and a minimum of zone 5. Be aware that grape vines and Virginia Creeper will attract Japanese beetles so you might want to avoid them.

Thank you for contacting Extension.