THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Vines

Although not always conspicuous, vines are everywhere at the Scott Arboretum, most being planted in the Cosby Courtyard, the Entrance Garden, Terry Shane Teaching Garden, and on the fence along Cunningham Field. They are as ornamental as they are practical, and are used to climb fences, cover walls, and sometimes hide utilities. Significant holdings of hardy vines include Clematis, Schizophragma, and Wisteria. Some of the other climbers and twiners that can be seen around the Arboretum are selections of Actinidia, Bignonia, Hydrangea anomala and Lonicera sempervirens. Vines that do not self-adhere to buildings are trained on wires or structures, or for perennial vines like Clematis, planted to grow on other shrubs. Pictured below: Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Clematis 'Picadilly'.

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