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Old 05-21-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Default looking for a thick, fast growing vine.

HI everyone...

I live on eastern Long Island (zone 6 I believe). I have a 4' high, 25' long fence that I want to cover with some sort of climbing vine. The goal is to completely cover so it becomes a better sound barrier. The fence runs along a row of think Arborvitaes.

Any suggestions on a very thick grower? The faster it grows the better. The fence is in a pretty sunny spot. Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Keep an eye on the future with fast growing vines; They can create more problems than they solve.

You may want to check out Star Jasmine, but I'm really not certain about how successful it would be that far north.

Do not go with morning glory. Not for any reason. Please.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Keep an eye on the future with fast growing vines; They can create more problems than they solve.

You may want to check out Star Jasmine, but I'm really not certain about how successful it would be that far north.

Do not go with morning glory. Not for any reason. Please.
I have heard about morning glory. I have a 2 and 3 year old...so its off the option list!!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Virginia Creeper is a fast growing vine that will definitely cover a fence and make a sound barrier. It's very pretty (IMO) and attracts birds. Brilliant red in autumn.

But... be warned! A lot of people don't like it--it can get invasive in some areas, especially the south.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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HI everyone...

I live on eastern Long Island (zone 6 I believe). I have a 4' high, 25' long fence that I want to cover with some sort of climbing vine. The goal is to completely cover so it becomes a better sound barrier. The fence runs along a row of think Arborvitaes.

Any suggestions on a very thick grower? The faster it grows the better. The fence is in a pretty sunny spot. Thanks!
Poison ivy.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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This site has several vine varities from annuals to perennials that might work for your needs.

Annual and Perennial Vines for Covering an Unsightly Fence | DoItYourself.com
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Lima beans grow really fast, make a big vine and provide food at the same time although you can't always get folks to eat them. They would probably die back in the winter and have to be replanted each spring in your area though.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Lima beans grow really fast, make a big vine and provide food at the same time although you can't always get folks to eat them. They would probably die back in the winter and have to be replanted each spring in your area though.
Yeah...although I am close to LI Sound...we get well below freezing and near zero in the winter.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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I am not sure of honey suckle will grow in your area, but its a fast grower! You can train it to move across your fence with some simple mounts on the fence posts.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Okay, more of a serious suggestion from me this time

How about grapes?
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