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Looking for Evergreen Zone 9b Vine That Will Not Fill In

westes Zone 9b California SF Bay
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

I want to grow a vine at the corner of a home in zone 9b. I am being told by realtors not to use any vine that would fill in too heavily. So something like Star Jasmine is out. I want a more sparse growth habit like Mandevilla, but in my area, Mandevilla leaves fall off in Winter and return in Summer. I would like to have an interesting leaf that will be visually attractive even when there are no flowers. The leaves must tolerate zone 9b down to just above-freezing temperatures during the Winter. What are some vine options? Is there a good climbing rose that stays very small and well-controlled?

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