VINES

 Common Name      Scientific Name Remarks 
Carolina Jessamine 
 
Gelsemium sempervirens   Sun/part shade; evergreen vine; masses of yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring and fall; large informal growth habit.  
Clematis, Sweet Autumn   Clematis paniculata   Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen; billowy, fragrant, white blooms in fall; Clematis paniculata is one of VERY few Clematis vines that perform well in South Central Texas.  
 Confederate Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides   Sun/part shade; evergreen; very fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers in spring.
 Coral honeysuckle
 Lonicera sempervirens Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen; redish/coral colored blooms; good hummingbird plant; an alternative to the more common white Japanese honeysuckle which can be invasive; a Texas native.  
 Coral vine, Queen's wreath Antigonon leptopus   Sun/part shade; deciduous; a vigorous climber, often seen on telephone poles; arrowhead or heart-shaped leaves and small pink flowers in late summer and fall.  
Crossvine   Bignonia capreolata    Part shade/shade; aggressive grower; tangerine blooms with yellow throat; produces a large flush of blooms in spring, with on/off blooming until frost; attracts hummingbirds.
Fig Ivy
 Ficus pumila (repens)  Sun/part shade; evergreen; known for its ability to cling to and coat walls and fences; will require regular trimming to keep a neat appearance.
Hyacinth bean vine 
 
 Dolichos lablab Sun/part shade; deciduous; a fast growing climber; fragrant 1 1/2 inch purple blossoms followed by 3 to 4 inch long shiny, bright purple beans; a good wildlife plant; will die back in winter to possibly return in late spring; reseeds as well.  
 Improved Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans   Sun/ partial shade; deciduous; large, trumped-shaped, orange flowers during the summer months; very attractive to hummingbirds; an aggressive grower and Texas native.  
 Mexican Flame Vine  Senecio confusus Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen; bright orange and red daisy-like blooms in early spring; glossy, dark green leaves; does not usually survive hard freezes.  
Passion Vine 
 
Passiflora incarnata   Sun/part shade; deciduous; a fast growing vine with intricate purple flowers; important food source for the Gulf Fritilary butterfly caterpillar; the caterpillars look spikey but are harmless -let them munch away if you want butterflies in the fall.  
 Scarlet Clematis Clematis texensis   Sun/partial-shade; deciduous; spring and summer urn-shaped blooms of red, rust, maroon or rose-pink; a Texas native.  
 Silverlace Vine Polygonum aubertii   Sun/part shade; deciduous; fluffy masses of white or pinkish flowers in summer and fall; a vigorous climber that can grow up to 15 feet in one year, making it a great choice for creating a screen on a sturdy fence.  
 Virginia Creeper  Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Part shade/shade; deciduous; tiny flowers in late spring; lovely orange and scarlet fall color; produces blackish berries eaten by birds; a Texas native.
 Winter Honeysuckle  Lonicera fragrantissima Sun/part shade; deciduous; fragrant clusters of small, white flowers on bare, arching branches in winter; rounded, bluish-green foliage; red berries follow the flowers in spring.