Climbing Vine Suggestion for Difficult North Facing Wall - Zone 9/10


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Can anyone suggest a climbing vine to cover a difficult north facing wall in Inland Southern CA?

The area gets blasted in the summer from about 10/11am until 6pm.

In the late fall to early spring it gets no direct sunlight.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Do you mean to say the wall itself gets hit by Sun in Summer from 10 AM to 6 PM?
If so, this would not be a North-facing wall. Perhaps you mean the land a few feet from the wall.
Perhaps the wall faces Northwest.

Please post photos of this site and explain which time of day and year the photo was taken.

Many vines can take Summer heat, with some Summer irrigation.
There are also vines that can grow in shade well, though usually flowering and fruiting is reduced or non-existent.

How large an area do you want this vine to cover, in both height and width? Is there room to plant multiple vines?
Doe sit matter if the vine is evergreen or deciduous?
 
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Do you mean to say the wall itself gets hit by Sun in Summer from 10 AM to 6 PM?
If so, this would not be a North-facing wall. Perhaps you mean the land a few feet from the wall.
Perhaps the wall faces Northwest.

Please post photos of this site and explain which time of day and year the photo was taken.

Many vines can take Summer heat, with some Summer irrigation.
There are also vines that can grow in shade well, though usually flowering and fruiting is reduced or non-existent.

How large an area do you want this vine to cover, in both height and width? Is there room to plant multiple vines?
Doe sit matter if the vine is evergreen or deciduous?
Yes, it is the land where the plant will be spending its life. There is a three story home adjacent to the south.
As stated, in the late fall to early spring it gets no direct sunlight.
The area gets blasted in the summer from about 10/11am until 6pm.

Area of coverage is 15 ft. I really don't care about height, my gardener would keep it in check not to disturb my plant-hating neighbor.
Preferably evergreen, but in light of the difficult situation, deciduous is OK.
 
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Many vines prefer part to full sun and will grow slowly and sparsely in shade.
Most of the more commonly grown shade-tolerant vines are deciduous.

However, a great evergreen, foliage vine for partial or bright shade in mild climates are Passionflowers (Passiflora spp.). Even though flowering will be reduced in shady situations, Passionflowers will still produce a lush curtain of attractive, green leaves.
Passionflowers do need some summer irrigation, but less when grown in shade.
 
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If it gets that muc sun in the summer you could use pretty much any sun-loving plant. Winter shade isn’t a problem since the plant is mostly dormant anyway. Lavender Trumpet Vine Clytostoma callistegioides does great in either situation.
 

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