I have an outdoor space connected to the house in souther California that receives sun in the late morning to the late afternoon. I’d like to create shelter by planting a vine on suspended wires forming a pergola over the space which faces east.
Can anyone suggest appropriate plants for this?
The vines would be planted on the roof, something like this:
I think you should speak with the client; vines with flowers or seasonal leaf drop necessarily create a mess that needs cleaning up. Would they be fine with this? Flowers are lovely, of course, so many people are fine with cleaning up after flowers. Or maybe they have pollen allergies, so no flowers are the way to go.
Anyway, Bougainvillea are classic SoCal plants. ‘San Diego Red’ or ‘Barbara Karst’ are common choices for color. Purple flowers: Clytostoma callistegioides. Red trumpet flowers: Distictis buccinatoria. Fragrance: Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’