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Angie's List 2012
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Native Plants

Native Large Trees | Native Small Trees | Native Palms | Native Shrubs
Native Flowering Perennials | Native Grasses | Native Vines | Native Ferns
Scientific Name Common Name Type Height Habitat Color Bloom Time Exposure Features
   Native Vines
Apios americana Ground-
nut
Herba-
ceous, Peren-
nial
15-20' Moist; low sites, thickets Purple, maroon, red June-
Aug.
Sun - part shade Rapid growth rate; climbing Edible tubers that Indians and Pilgrims used for food Fragrant flowers.
Bignonia capreolata Cross Vine Semi-
Ever-
green, Peren-
nial
up to 70' Moist to dry; forested floodp-
lains; drought tolerant
Orange-
red flowers; glossy, dark green leaves (summer); reddish purple leaves (winter)
March-
May
Full sun - part shade Makes an outstanding screen on a trellis Fast growing, high climbing One of first red, trumpet-shaped flowers to bloom in spring Best bloom occurs in full sun Attracts humming-
birds, butterflies, and deer.
Campsis radicans Trumpet Vine Deci-
duous
up to 40' Rich, moist soils; adapts Yellow-
orange to red; yellow
June-
Sept.
Full sun - part shade Great for attracting humming-
birds Showy, trumpet-shaped flowers Best used in woodland gardens and natural areas where it has room to grow Cut back in winter to control rapid growth Can irritate skin.
Clematis crispa Swamp Leather-
flower, Blue Jasmine
Herba-
ceous
6-12' Moist; wet woods and marshes White, blue, pink, purple March-
Sept.
Sun - part shade Mildly fragrant flowers grow on naked stems and hang upside down Usually blooms spring and fall, but may have light blooms through summer.
Clematis reticulata Herba-
ceous
10' Dry, sandy; thickets and open woods Pale purple to lavender with white tips May-
Aug.
Sun - part shade Beuatiful, urn-shaped flowers.
Gelsemium semper-
virens
Yellow Jessamine Ever-
green
20+' Moist to dry; drought tolerant Yellow March-
May
Sun - part shade Best in shade where wiry stems will form a dense tangle Fragrant flowers Does best with adequate moisture, but is drought tolerant and low maintenance Well behaved vine that will stay in scale  Poisonous.
Lonicera semper-
virens
Coral Honey-
suckle
Ever-
green
N/A Drought tolerant Red or bright orange flowers; red fruit  March-
July
Full sun - part shade Woody vine Prune back in the winter to increase flowering Will not spread out of control Easy to grow Attracts butterflies and humming-
birds all summer long.
Partheno-
cissus quinquefolia
Virginia Creeper Deci-
duous
up to 40' Drought tolerant Blue-
back berries; White, green flowers (incon-
spi-
cuous)
May-
June
Full sun - part shade Fast growing; trailing or climbing Berries attract wildlife Brilliant fall foliage; mainte-
nance-
free ground cover Makes an excellent cover for slopes or other places where grass is not practical or desired
Passiflora incarnata Purple Passion Flower, Maypop Deci-
duous
up to 30' Moist to dry soils; mulch well; river-
banks, praires, wood-
land edges, etc.
Purple and white May-
Sept.
Full - part sun The fruits of this species of passion-
flower are called maypops and are about the size of an apricot and have a similar, but stronger and more aromatic flavor.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in SC:
  • Charleston
  • Mount Pleasant
  • James Island
  • West Ashley
  • Isle of Palms
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Seabrook Island
  • Johns Island