Vines

Change the Whole Atmosphere of your Tucson Home with Vines

There’s just something appealing about vines climbing up the wall of a beautiful house. They can bring a completely different look to a home, and are often low-maintenance and easy to nurture. Horticulture Unlimited specializes in helping the people of Southern Arizona reinvent their landscape design.

*Our guide provides informational resources regarding plants that we commonly use. Horticulture Unlimited it not a nursery or supplier. We obtain necessary materials for installation purposes only, and recommend consulting a nursery or supplier for direct purchasing needs.

**The scientific names of plants may periodically change. While we attempt to update our Plant Guide to reflect this, there may still be multiple names found for these plants in other directories.

Antigonon leptopus

Queen’s Wreath

The fast-growing, tender perennial climbs thirty to forty feet tall with curled tendrils and bright green, heart-shaped leaves. The undersides…

The plant freezes at thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit, but grows back vigorously during late spring and summer from its roots. The…

Bignonia capreolata

Cross Vine

This fast-growing, evergreen climber reaches ten to thirty feet or more with dark green foliage and long, slender tendrils. This…

This vine enjoys full sun with some filtered shade; however it blooms more profusely in the sun. It also likes…

Bougainvillea Hybrids

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a sprawling vine grown for its beautiful flower bracts in fuchsia, pink, orange, rose, white, or purple, depending…

Bougainvillea needs full sun with plenty of reflected heat. Locate on the south or west side of a building or…

Ficus pumila

Creeping Fig

The self-climbing evergreen has unique, attractive foliage and can quickly scramble up the side of a wall with its lacy…

It likes shady to partial shade conditions and also prefers well-draining soil. When the plant is young it requires regular…

Gelsemium sempervirens

Carolina Jessamine

This attractive, fast-growing, compact evergreen vine climbs to heights of ten-twenty feet. Its foliage is glossy green with pointed tips…

This vine likes full sun and ample irrigation to look its best, but can withstand short periods of drought. Plant…

Hardenbergia violacea

Purple Coral Pea

The twining, woody evergreen climbs slowly to ten to twelve feet tall and about five feet wide with long, grayish-green…

This showy vine is hardy to twenty-three to twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit and takes full sun to light shade conditions, but…

Hedera canariensis

Algerian Ivy

This fast-growing evergreen has thick, shiny, deep green, lobed leaves with reddish stems. New growth is a light green color…

It likes some morning sun, but prefers partial to full shade. Established plants are drought-tolerant but like moderate to ample…

Jasminum polyanthum

Chinese Jasmine

The fast-growing, tropical evergreen climbs to heights of twelve to fifteen feet or more with fine-textured, deep green foliage with…

It handles full sun but prefers some light shade and will burn with reflected heat. Plant it in rich, well-draining…

Lonicera japonica

Halliana

The dense, vigorous evergreen or semi-deciduous vine has twining stems and climbs fifteen to thirty feet tall to cover a…

It likes full sun or partial shade. This vine also prefers regular irrigation, especially during the spring and summer, when…

Lonicera x heckrottii

Gold Flame Honeysuckle

The twining, woody, deciduous to semi-deciduous, climber grows vigorously to twelve to fifteen feet tall and spreads to ten feet…

This honeysuckle likes full sun and regular irrigation. Irrigate it more often during the first season after planting to establish…

Macfadyena unguis cati

Cat’s Claw

This self-climbing, self-attaching evergreen is a fast, aggressive grower that climbs to heights of twenty-five feet or higher with an…

The cat’s claw is hardy to about twenty degrees Fahrenheit. This vine does best in full sun with reflected heat…

Pandorea jasminoides

Bower Vine

The sprawling evergreen with twining stems climbs to twenty feet with pointed, dark glossy green foliage with divided leaves and…

It likes full sun or light shade and needs a moist, fertile, well-draining soil with regular irrigation. Water the bower…

Passiflora foetida

Passion Flower

The deciduous, fast-growing, creeping vine climbs twelve to fifteen feet with tendrils and thin stems that are covered with sticky…

As a landscape plant, it prefers moist conditions with well-draining soil. Do not over-water this vine. Plant it in full…

Pyracantha coccinea

Firethorn

The evergreen, noted for its spectacular display of orange-red berries and shiny, brown bark, climbs to ten feet tall and…

It takes full sun and reflected heat, and is not particular about soil types. The plant prefers infrequent irrigations and…

Rosa banksiae

Yellow and White Lady Bank’s Rose

The popular, scrambling evergreen to semi-evergreen has an arching growth habit reaching heights of twelve to twenty feet with long…

The Lady Bank’s rose is hardy to about thirteen to fifteen degrees Fahrenheit. This vine does best in full sun…

Wisteria sinensis

Chinese Wisteria

The long-lived, deciduous twining vine grows fifteen to twenty feet, and is admired for its gnarly growth habit. It produces…

The plant prefers full sun or partial shade, but will bloom more prolifically in the sun. It is not particular…