This only took a few seeds to create the whole affect. Meandering across and up the front porch support pillars just comes as second nature to this vine. Sweet dainty flowers and leaves makes you wonder how it could become such a massive thing of strength. Meet the Cypress Vine that only takes a little bit to go a long way!
Hummingbirds love it! It’s not cold hardy to our Zone 7 climate but it will reseed like crazy. It’s not invasive according to this link and will not harm native plants.
It adds tons of charm to the Basket Studio at Poplar Grove Plantation just north of Wilmington, NC don’t you think? I’ve never seen one get so big. Vines across a porch are very attractive for certain.
If you make the picture larger, you can see toward the far end of the building. They tell me those two vines seeded themselves. They outgrew a little arbor that was located at that spot–and the vine grew and grew till it knocked the arbor against the side of the building. Looks awesome to me.