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Vines
 
 

 

Vines, twisting and turning, and always yearning for the sun. Most will flower, some will fruit and all will astound in spring summer and fall!  

 

Vines are among the most wonderful plants garden artists have at their disposal. They are amazingly versatile, giving our landscapes a vertical component where trees and shrubs just won’t do the job for whatever reason. They can provide dense screening when called upon to do so, and elevate delightful flowers to eye level. And there are more than a few that are hardy enough to come through our tough winters with nary a scratch.
 

Clematises
 

 

Multi Blue Clematis Vine (Clematis x 'Multi-blue')

 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                     25.00                             3
 
A free flowering selection displaying large, double, lavender blue blooms. Best trained on arbors, fences or grown over or through medium size shrubs. Avoid direct, hot sun.
 
Very dark blue to purple 4-5" double flowers with thistle-like pronounced centers of yellow green. Clematis Multi-Blue blooms in June and again in September. This clematis goes through many stages creating a different look at various times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Blossom colour: lavender blue
Bloom time: late spring-early summer - repeat bloomer!
Size: 6-8' tall
Spread: 3' wide
sun: partial
Growth rate: medium-fast
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, rocks
            Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: perfect for a trellis as it is a smaller clem
 
 
 

Bluebird Clematis Vine (Clematis x 'bluebird')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    2g                                                                     30.00                            0
                                                                    


A classic that never falls from favour, this Canadian cross of C. macropetala x C. alpina cultivars delights with semi-double "lanterns" of purest blue surrounding a cream-to-green center. The blooms appear most heavily in spring, occasionally repeating in midsummer, on climbing plants that easily tolerate partial shade. Very easy to grow, always dependable, and adaptable to a wide range of climates and garden conditions, 'Blue Bird' deserves a place of honor in your sunny border or best container!

'Blue Bird' offers nodding blooms that open from large, egg-shaped buds that are themselves quite attractive. Two to three inches wide, the flowers seem to float weightlessly, their blue petals spread wide to reveal the central "tongue" of white to key-lime green. Among the first Clematis to flower each spring, 'Blue Bird' follows its blooms with large, wispy seedheads of silver that make attractive and long-lasting additions to dried arrangements in the vase or wreath. And often the show is repeated, on a smaller scale, in summer!

Bred in Canada by F. L. Skinner in 1962, 'Blue Bird' is quite prepared to tackle rough winter weather, and also fares well in the sultry southern and western summers of the U.S. Unlike most ornamental Clematis, it does not mind a bit of shade, making it invaluable in gardens where sunshine is a scarce commodity.

'Blue Bird' is a Group I Clematis for pruning purposes, welcome news indeed to any seasoned Clematis grower! It flowers on old wood, so needs no pruning at all. If, however, you want to contain and shape this climber, cut it back directly after the blooms pass in late spring. This will give the plant time to grow all summer, ensuring you of flowers the following spring. (If something goes amiss and your pruning is delayed, no worries -- 'Blue Bird' will continue to thrive, and the flowers will reappear one season later.) Whether you plan to prune 'Blue Bird' annually, sporadically, or not at all, DO be sure to cut it back the first and second year in late spring. This will create more stems and result in a lifetime of lush, full growth.

 

 


 
 
Hardiness: Zones 3-9 - very hardy
Blossom colour:  blue on old wood
Bloom time: late spring-early summer - repeat bloomer!
Size: 7-9' tall
Spread: 2' wide
sun: partial-sun
Growth rate: medium-fast
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, rocks
            Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: perfect for a trellis -i love it











  
Blue Boy Clematis Vine (Clematis x 'Blue Boy')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                     25.00                             3
 

Nodding blue flowers from July to September are freely borne, grows in any aspect to about 2.5M (8') and is none clinging to start with but the upper leaves will grasp and it makes an effective small climber and looks lovely scrambling through shrubs etc. best hard pruned in the spring.
Clematis 'Blue Boy' is a C. viticella x C. integrifolia hybrid raised in Canada by Dr Skinner in 1947. Due to its 50% viticella parentage it forms part of our collection.

 

 
Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Blossom colour: hyacinth blue on new wood 
Bloom time: late spring-early summer - 
Size: 6-9' tall
Spread: 3-4' wide
sun: partial
Growth rate: medium-fast
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, rocks
            Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: perfect for a trellis -i love it

















Blue Explosion Clematis Vine (Clematis x 'Blue Explosion')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                     25.00                             3
 
 
 
It’s like having two different Clematis in one plant!You get to enjoy up to 5 months of bloom, and the myriad of flowers have two totally different looks!
  
The old wood produces big semi-double blooms of blue with touches of hot pink on the tips in early summer; then from midsummer till fall, the new wood blooms in a lovely lavender.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Blossom colour: lavender blue on new wood and blue on old wood
Bloom time: late spring-early summer - repeat bloomer!
Size: 6-9' tall
Spread: 3-4' wide
sun: partial
Growth rate: medium-fast
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, rocks
            Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: perfect for a trellis -i love it

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Golden Tiara Clematis Vine (Clematis tangutica 'Golden Tiara')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    2g                                                                     30.00                              none
 
Clematis 'Golden Tiara' is an absolutely fabulous little vine. Clematis is one of about 200 different species that comes from both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres. They grow in tropical areas at quite high altitudes and are members of the buttercup family. They're also known as Old Man's Beard, because of the greyish plumes that look a bit beard like, and also Virgin's Bower because it's said that Mary and Jesus sheltered under one of these on the flight into Egypt.
Clematis 'Golden Tiara' is a hybrid and it's been in the industry for about four years. It will grow to about three or four metres, so it's perfect for a fence or maybe a small bower or arbour. But also try using it as a ground cover, either down a slope or across the ground. A disadvantage is that you're not able to look into the flowers in the same way as when it's climbing. As with most Clematis it's easy to grow. Plant roots in a cool, shaded position and allow the plant to grow up into the sunlight. The moisture is just perfect for it. It's easy to prune. Cut it back to between 600mm and a metre at the end of summer. It flowers from early June-mid July.
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zones 4a-9b
Blossom colour: bright yellow
Bloom time: early to mid summer!
Size: 12-15' tall
Spread: 2' wide
Sun Exposure: full sun to partial sun
Growth rate: medium
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, arbor
Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: Beautiful....prune hard in early spring
 
 
 
 
 

 
Jackmanii Superba Clematis Vine (Clematis 'Jackmanii Suberba')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                     25.00                             3

The colourful, late-blooming ‘Jackmanii Supeba’ is a beautiful deciduous, woody vine that bears many flowers in mid to late summer. The single, deep purple blooms are like those of standard ‘Jackmaii’ but are larger and putatively more prolific. The flowers appear along twining stems against medium green compound leaves and are followed by clusters of long, curled, silky fruits,

Colourful and easy to grow, this clematis grows best in sites with full sun and fertile soil with good drainage. As with most clematis, this selection adds a vertical element to the garden and looks best when trained on a fence, trellis or pergola. This is a Group 3 clematis, which means it bears flowers on the current year’s growth and can be hard pruned.

 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zones 4a-8b
Blossom colour:blue-purple
Bloom time: All Summer and early fall!
Size: 7-10' tall
Spread: 3-6' wide
Sun Exposure: full sun to partial sun
Growth rate: medium
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, arbor
Features: colour, hummingbirds,          
butterflies
Comment: Awesome
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Ernest Markham Clematis Vine (Clematis 'Ernest Markham')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    2g                                                                     30.00                             none
 
Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding excellence, 'Ernest Markham' produces its magenta flowers from mid-summer to mid-autumn. It is best grown in full sun to encourage it to bloom freely and to make sure the stems ripen. As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

This is a Group 3 clematis, which means it bears flowers on the current year's growth and can be hard pruned.

 

 
 
Hardiness: Zones 3-9
Blossom colour:Magenta
Bloom time: blooms sparcely June-July and then masses of heavy blooms Aug-Oct!
Size: 8-12' tall
Spread: 3-5' wide
Sun Exposure: full sun to partial sun
Growth rate: fast
Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, arbor
Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: Again another amazing Clematis!
 
 
Red Cardinal Clematis Vine (Clematis 'Red Cardinal') aka Rouge Cardinal
 
                                                                           $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                25.00                              2


The large, single, rosy crimson blooms of ‘Red Cardinal’ are punctuated by a central star of creamy beige stamens. This tall, vigorous cultivar was bred by A. Girault in 1968 in Orleans, France.

Hybrid clematis is a hardy deciduous woody vine that climbs by twining stems. The vines are lined with green compound leaves that appear in spring. The large flowers appear from summer to fall and are followed by fluffy clusters of silvery seeds.

Clematis grows best in sites with full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. It grows and flowers best if its roots remain cool under a vegetative layer or thick mulch. If left unpruned, plants will sporadically flower again in fall. As with most clematis, this selection adds a vertical element to the garden and looks best when trained on a fence, trellis or pergola.

This is a Group 3 clematis, which means it bears flowers on the current year’s growth and can be hard pruned.








Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Blossom colour:red
Bloom time: blooms Mid Summer to Early Fall 
Size: 12-15' tall
Spread: 2-3' wide
Sun Exposure: full sun to partial sun
Growth rate: fast
Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, arbor
Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: Again another amazing Clematis







Star of India Clematis Vine (Clematis 'Star of India')
 
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                    1g                                                                    25.00                             none
 
Clematis Star of India, good medium sized blooms from june to september. Clematis Star of India has a nice carmen bar running down the centre, however it can fade out if it's in the sun all of the time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Blossom colour:blues, purples
Bloom time: blooms Mid Summer to Early Fall 
Size: 8-10' tall
Spread: 2-3' wide
Sun Exposure: full sun to partial sun
Growth rate: fast
Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence, arbor
Features: colour, hummingbirds, butterflies
Comment: Again another amazing Clematis!
 
 
 

 
Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet')
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                                           1gal                                          25.00                             5
 
Bred in Canada, this vining honeysuckle is very winter hardy and easy to grow. It has loads of scarlet-orange, tubular flowers from June to September. Hummingbirds are always visiting this plant in our gardens.
 
Easy to grow in fertile, well-drained soil.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blossom colour: Scarlet orange/red
            Fragrance: Light Fragrance
            Bloom time: June - frost
            Size: 10-20' tall/wide
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence
            Hardiness: Zones 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Goldflame Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera x heckrotti 'Goldflame')
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                                           1gal                                          25.00                             5


 
An excellent vine to use as a cover for trellises, arbors, and fences, or may be pruned to form a dense shrub-like shape. Purple to deep pink buds open to sweetly fragrant, golden yellow, tubular flowers throughout summer. Semi-evergreen in milder climates; deciduous in colder areas.

                                                                                           


Blossom colour: Purple to pink and golden yellow
            Fragrance: sweetly Fragrance
            Bloom time: June - frost
            Size: 10-15' tall/wide
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence
            Hardiness: Zones 4-8












Early Dutchman Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera x periclymenum 'Serotina')
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                                           1gal                                          25.00                             5

 


 
Blossom colour: creamy white
            Fragrance: sweetly Fragrance
            Bloom time: June - frost
            Size: 10-15' tall/wide
            Uses: Cover a trellis, post, fence
            Hardiness: Zones 4-8




 
    
Moonlight Hydrangea Vine (Schizophragma 'Moonlight')
                                                                                                 $Price                 Availability
Vine                              25.00                         5

Hydrangea vine is similar to the climbing hydrangea. It has self-clinging stems and beautiful large white lacecap flowers in summer. 'Moonlight' has lovely, silvery blue-green leaves that are deeply veined in green. The effect is as if the leaves are bathed in moonlight at all times of the day -- subtle but very beautiful. Excellent to grow up trees and on walls or fences in part sun to part shade.  
It can within a few years cover a ten by ten foot area of a wall or length of fence, & over the longer run might spread as high & wide as twenty feet, so that this cultivar gives about half the coverage one might expect from the species. If planted at the base of a tree it will climb right up, clinging fast to the bark, but will do the tree no harm whatsoever.
It's not an overly aggressive vine & will not harm masonry or walls or other plants, yet it is very good at clinging with its own teency tendrils & requires no trellis or bracing. Its size & thickness is easily maintained by pruning late in the winter or early spring.
Height: 35 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade to full shade 
Foliage: new growth is silvery White, followed by green
Fall Colour: yellow
Flowers: white cluster
Bloom: mid Summer 
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Comments: Extremely hard to find in the nursery trade, thus rare!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Arctic Kiwi vine (Actinidia kolomikta)
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
pair plant  -female=Anna-male=Meander     40.00               20
 
                    
 
(you need 1 male for up to 3 females) I sell both together to ensure you get fruit!                                                            
Actinidia kolomikta - the Arctic kiwi - is generally grown as an ornamental climber, which produces beautiful pink and white tipped foliage in early summer. Fruits will only be produced if there are both male and female plants present.
 
Even if the Hardy Arctic Kiwi didn't produce fruit, you'd want to grow it as a decorative broad-leafed flowering vine that is not troubled by insects or disease, and which can quickly cover a trellis or arbor.
The fragrant flowers resemble clematis and bear heavy clusters of oval lime-sized green fruits that ripen in autumn. The sweetness and juiciness of the fruits is unbelievable - more delicious than the sweetest melon you have ever tasted, and even juicier than the finest quality dessert grape. You'll want to eat most of them fresh off the vine, but fruits can also be used to make pie fillings and jam. They have almost 20 times the vitamin C content of oranges. Unlike the fruits of New Zealand kiwis, which must be peeled, the skin of the Arctic Kiwi is tender and edible, like a cherry or grape.
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Partial to  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  8-10ft
Spread: 4-5 ft
Foliage:  Green with pink and white
Form:   shrub
fruit: Arctic Kiwi-tastey
Growth Rate: moderate-fast
Soil: any
comment: I have 2 sets and love them.
 
 
 
 
 

Issai Kiwi vine (Actinidia Arguta)
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
1 plant self pollinating                               25.00               20

 

Sweet and healthy. The fuzzless kiwi that grows on this vine is exceptionally sweet – with 20% natural sugar. And it has eight times more vitamin C than oranges! This variety thrives almost anywhere, except in extremely wet soil. It is also exceptionally productive, bearing up to 100 pounds of fruit annually. The vine grows rapidly, so it requires a sturdy support system, which should be built before or soon after planting. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late August. Self-pollinating.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Partial to  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5
Height:  8-10ft
Spread: 4-5 ft
Foliage:  Green with pink and white
Form:   shrub/vine
fruit: sweet Kiwi-tastey
Growth Rate: moderate-fast - 2-3 years
Soil: any
comment: great for fruit .

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
plant -rooted cuttings                                          5.00               n/a
 
With large summer green leaves, turning bright red in the fall, Virginia Creeper is a winner in my book.  Besides the beautiful fall colour, Virginia Creeper is favored by many beautiful wildlife for food, cover and a place to raise their young.
 
In the fall, the small, blackish berries are a favored food for birds  such as the black-capped Chickadee, bluebird, brown thrasher, mockingbird, nuthatch, robin, and various thrushes, among others.  The vine is also used for nesting in the spring and serves as cover all year long.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: shade to  Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  >50 ft-easily trimmed
Spread: >50 ft
Summer Foliage:  Green
Fall Foliage: Crimson 
fruit: berries for the birds
Growth Rate: very fast
Soil: any
comment:A great way to cover a deck, side of the house, dead tree, etc












 
Wisteria
 
Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria chinensis)
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
vine                                                                          15.00               0
 
A vigorous long-lived climbing vine, Chinese Wisteria needs extra strong supports. White, blue, mauve or purple flowers in long racemes bloom in June before the leaves are fully developed. Among the most beautiful of flowering vines. Many require a few years to mature before flowering is possible.
 
This plant is attractive to you and me and bees, butterflies and birds.
 
We built a pergola specifically for this vine!
 
 
These vines like full sun and a rich, well-drained soil.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  >15-25ft
Spread: >30 ft
Summer Foliage:  Green
 
flower: blue, mauve, purple or even white
Growth Rate:  fast
Soil: any
comment:A great way to cover a deck, pergola, arbor etc.
 
 
 

 
'Blue Moon' Wisteria (Wisteria macro. 'Blue Moon')
 
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
vine                                                                 20.00              10
 
 
'Blue Moon' is an extra-hardy wisteria with silvery-blue clusters and blooms in late spring and often again in the summer.
 
One of the hardiest of all wisterias, this stunning vine is highly tolerant to cold and features stunning chains of lavender flowers blooming three times a year; vine can grow quite woody, needs ample support and full sun.
 
Blue Moon Wisteria is draped in stunning chains of fragrant lavender pea-like flowers with powder blue overtones dangling from the stems from mid to late spring. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The narrow pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall.
 
 
 It also blooms 3 times each summer, assuring you of fragrant flowers for months. Vigorous, quick-growing, and tirelessly floriferous, this Wisteria is certain to become a classic for the Canadian garden.
 
 
 
Mine bloomed in its second year. Amazing growth.  Yes you can train it into a tree!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 4
Height:  20-30ft
Spread: 6-8 ft
Summer Foliage:  Green
 
flower: lilac blue
Growth Rate:  Fast!
Soil: any
comment:A great way to cover a deck, pergola, arbor etc. Come and see MINE all over MY pergolas....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Grapes
 
Himrod (Seedless) White Grapes
 
 
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
vine                                                                15.00              12
 
 
 
The hardiest and finest quality of the white grapes. Himrod's flavor is excellent with sweet, juicy fruit that dries well for sweet raisins. First to ripen – a month ahead of Concord. Disease resistant. The vine is vigorous, bearing large loose clusters that ripen early and keep well. A delicious grape, one of the finest of the seedless varieties. The clusters are large but rather loose; berries are medium size, oval, golden amber and sweet. Grapes are not particular about soil preference and do especially well in clays and loams that have been improved with organic matter.
 
The vines are allowed to run as they will the first year and the posting or staking is done the second or third year when you will prune heavily, leaving only 2 or 3 buds on the strongest stem. As it grows you’ll keep only the most vigorous sprout to form the main stem. Shallow cultivation and mulching are beneficial.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5a
Height:  9-12'
Spread: 9-12'
Summer Foliage:  Green
 
Harvest: early season
Growth Rate:  Fast!
Soil: any
comment:Great eating grape....first tastey seedless for zone 5 gardeners.



 
 
 
Sovereign Coronation (Seedless) Red Grapes
 
 
                                                            Price $    Availability
 
vine                                                                15.00             10

 

A mid season variety that produces a mild flavoured blue seedless grape that stores well for several months ...andmakes excellent grape pies!   Developed in Canada, Sovereign Coronation is a popular commercial variety in Ontario Niagara region. Zone 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Cold Hardiness:  Zone 5b
Height:  9-12'
Spread: 9-12'
Summer Foliage:  Green
 
Harvest: late summer -early fall
Growth Rate:  Fast!
Soil: any
comment:Great eating grape....a new seedless variety.