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Florida Climbing Plants and Options in Trellises

When climbing plants need support, what kind is best? You may choose based on the type of plant or the usefulness of the support system you opt for. As an example, a trellis can operate as a privacy wall; a barrier to keep people, animals, and noise in or out; and as protection against strong winds. You can choose from various kinds of trellises as well as other support systems for vining plants. When shopping for gardening supplies, save time by visiting Cypress Creek Landscape Supply. We strive to offer everything you need so that you can get back to your yard work after one productive stop. Professional landscapers, designers, and homeowners throughout the Tampa FL area depend on us, our extensive inventory, and our helpful staff. When it comes to supports and trellises for climbing plants in your garden, we have what you need. The following tips can help you choose.

 

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Trellis Considerations

Type of Plant

If you are choosing a trellis for a particular climbing plant, make sure the trellis is made with materials sturdy enough to last as long as needed. For a perennial vine, the support should be weatherproof. Options include powder-coated or galvanized steel and treated or painted wood.

Purpose of the Support

When a support’s purpose is to show off the plant, the support itself should eventually be obscured by the thriving vine. You may, on the other hand, want both the support and the plant to become decorative garden features.

 

In that case, you probably want something like an arbor in the entryway or trellis panels.

Plants for Trellises

There are many types of beautiful climbing plants you can grow in the Tampa area, as follows, and trellises are ideal support systems.

Flowering Vines:

  • Mandevilla
  • Wisteria
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Moonflower Vine
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Dutchman’s Pipe
  • Corkscrew vine
  • Coral Honeysuckle

Garden Center in Tampa FloridaFoliage Vines for Trellises

Virginia Creeper

English Ivy

Dragon Lady Crossvine

Climbing Hydrangea

Pink Trumpet Vine

Types of Trellises

Arches

Trellis arches always add beauty and drama, especially once they are covered in vines or climbing plants. Plastic, wood, and stainless-steel materials are among the options for garden arches.

Flat Trellises

The types of trellises typically used as a barrier are flat trellises, such as wood lattice panels. Though a common variety, that is not the only kind. You can also opt for a metal or plastic mesh flat trellis. For something really unique, go with an antique headboard trellis or an old fishing net.

Non-Trellis Climbing Plant Support

It is important to have sturdy supports for vegetables, and the system should also be tall enough for the particular type of plant it is supporting. Options in supports include:

  • Cage support
  • A tower
  • A teepee
  • A ladder
  • Fencing
  • Obelisks
  • Tripods

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