Creeping vines are ideal plants to grow over a stucco wall. Their trailing capabilities and strong tendrils attach with little effort to create a lush, green design. Trailing evergreen vines are ideal because they remain their vibrant green all season long and are a colorful contrast. Grow the creeping vine in nutrient-rich soil to creep up and around the wall. Alternatively, if you don't have fresh soil, plant the vines in containers at the base of the stucco wall.
Grapevines are hardy perennial vines that easily climb up stucco walls for a long lasting addition to the space. Young grapevine tendrils are very strong and look striking framing a stucco patio wall for a grand, lush entrance. During the summer time, the grapevine's leaves fill the stucco wall with bright green foliage. The dangling fruit of the grapes contrast with the bright leaves for a fragrant summer vine. In the fall, the leaves deepen to a crimson color to provide color against the stucco wall. Grapevines grow best in hardiness zones 5 to 8.
This twining annual vine is a fast creeping plant that will have the stucco wall covered with bright blooms in no time. The moonflower has fragrant 5 inch blooms that swirl open at dusk, and close at dawn, hence the name moonflower. The creeping foliage grows up to 15 feet in height with heart-shaped leaves. The moonflower prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun to thrive. The colors of this bright bloom include white, red, purple and blue. The attractive, dense foliage is bright green and and ideal grown over walls, arbors, fences and trellises. Framing a stucco wall, the moonflower is perfect. The best USDA hardiness zone for moonflowers is 8.
This colorful coiling vine has the ability to climb up the stucco wall quickly. The bright blooms of the clematis add bursts of colors to the landscape and grow up to 25 feet in height, ideal for covering a stucco wall. The fragrant, white blooms emerge every spring to light up the landscape. The leaves of the clematis are dark green, glossy and contrast nicely with the colorful blooms. The clematis vine prefers well-drained soil and full to partial shade to thrive. This easy grower is very popular growing along mailboxes and lampposts. Clematis is best suited to USDA hardiness zones 7b to 9.
This semi-evergreen to deciduous vine has a rapid growth rate. Its twining foliage produces white fragrant flowers in early summer. The jasmine vine grows up to 8 feet in height and prefers full sun to partial shade to thrive. Creeping jasmine also prefers moist, well-drained soil. This hardy vine is drought-tolerant, ideal for hot, arid climates. Jasmine grows best in USDA hardiness zones 7b to 8.
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