Warren, Peter L.
Abstract or Description:
Adapted from April 1985 publication "Landscape Vines for Southern Arizona" by Charles M. Sacamano, University of Arizona Extension Landscape Specialist and Warren D. Jones, Professor, Landscape Architecture.
The reasons for using vines in the landscape are many and varied. First of all, southern Arizona's bright sunshine and warm temperatures make them a practical means of climate control. Vines add a vertical dimension to the desert landscape that is difficult to achieve with any other kind of plant. As design elements, vines offer an exciting array of plant forms, textures and floral effects. Before selecting a particular vine, determine your landscape needs. The type of structure to be covered and the climbing support offered will partially determine what type of vine to choose.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1606