If you want more privacy in your North Florida or St. Augustine landscape, using vines is a great idea. Vines can add visual interest to your yard while also providing a barrier between you and your neighbors or the street. We know there are so many vines to choose from, and it can be hard to know which ones will grow well in North Florida. That's why we wrote this guide. We'll share with you our top picks for vines to use for privacy in North Florida, so you can pick the right ones for your yard.
- Confederate Jasmine
Confederate jasmine is a great choice for creating privacy in your landscape because it grows very quickly and keeps its leaves all year long. It can make a thick screen when grown on things like trellises, fences, and arbors, and can grow to cover them quickly. This makes it a great way to create a barrier that keeps prying eyes out. The plant has lots of leaves that can absorb sound and block your view of neighbors or passersby. Plus, it has a lovely fragrance and pretty white flowers that can make your garden more beautiful.
Pro Tip: This plant is a fast grower, so you may need to trim it often to keep it from taking over.
This is a great plant to use to create privacy in your north Florida landscape because it grows quickly and can cover fences and walls to make a great screen for privacy. It also has beautiful large flowers that come in a variety of colors such as pink, red, and purple, making your yard look stunning. Another advantage is that it is drought-tolerant and loves sunny and hot conditions, which makes it perfect for Florida's climate. This low-maintenance plant can survive occasional neglect, which makes it ideal for people who want privacy but don't have the time or energy to care for high-maintenance plants.
Please know it is not cold-hardy though, so deep frosts will cause it to go dormant and then grow back in spring.
Pro Tip: Bougainvillea has thorny stems that can cause skin irritation, so be sure to wear gloves when handling the plant.
- UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions: Bougainvillea
- Plant Care Today: Tips On Growing Bougainvillea In Florida
- Creeping Fig
If you're looking to cover a fence or a wall in your St. Johns lawn, Creeping Fig is a great plant to consider. This fast-growing vine can quickly cover walls and other structures to help create a screen for privacy. Not only is Creeping Fig fast-growing, but it's also an evergreen plant, meaning it will keep its foliage year-round and provide a continuous barrier. Another benefit of Creeping Fig is its ability to thrive in a variety of light conditions, from full sun to full shade, making it a versatile plant for many different areas of your landscape. Additionally, this plant is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate occasional neglect, making it a great option for those who don't have a lot of time to spend on plant care. The small, dark green leaves of Creeping Fig create a beautiful texture and add visual interest to any outdoor space. Pro Tip: Keep in mind that Creeping Fig can become invasive if not properly pruned and contained, so be sure to keep it in check.
- Carolina Jessamine
This is a great vining plant to use in a North Florida landscape because it is a fast-growing vine that can quickly cover fences or trellises. It also has beautiful yellow flowers that bloom in the spring and has evergreen foliage that will provide year-round coverage. Additionally, it is relatively low maintenance and is drought-tolerant once established. Its dense growth pattern also provides a barrier against noise and visual distractions, making it a great choice for privacy screening.
- Evergreen Wisteria
If you're looking for a plant to create privacy in your St. Augustine lawn, the fast-growing Evergreen Wisteria vine is an excellent choice. With its attractive evergreen foliage that lasts all year and fragrant purple flowers in the spring and summer, it can quickly cover fences, trellises, and other structures. This vine is easy to care for, drought-tolerant once established, and has a dense growth pattern that creates a barrier against noise and visual distractions, providing effective privacy screening. Additionally, unlike some other wisteria species, Evergreen Wisteria is non-invasive and won't take over your landscape.
Honeysuckle is a great low maintenance option to create privacy in your Nocatee landscape, and is drought-resistant once established. It grows thick and can block out noise and visual distractions. Plus, it won't spread everywhere and take over your yard. And if you get the Coral Honeysuckle, it helps out the animals that are native to Florida. So it's a good choice for privacy and for the environment too.
- Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
This Vine is a great choice for anyone who wants to create a screen in their yard. It grows fast and is easy to take care of, so you won't have to spend a lot of time maintaining it. Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine has beautiful leaves that come in different shades of green, purple, and variegated colors that can enhance the overall appeal of your landscape. It can also provide privacy and separate different parts of your yard. It's not expensive, and you can easily grow more plants by taking stem cuttings, which makes it great choice for homeowners on a budget in Durbin Creek lawns.
- UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions: Ornamental Sweet Potato
- Sweet Potato Vine Care - The Ultimate Guide from Proven Winners®
Vines are a fantastic way to add privacy and beauty to your North Florida backyard landscape. By planting the right species, you can enjoy year-round greenery, colorful blooms, and sweet fragrances that enhance your outdoor living. Whether you prefer climbing, twining, or sprawling vines, we are sure one of the above options will meet your needs. Don't forget to consider factors such as sunlight, soil type, and watering requirements when selecting the best vines for your yard. With a little bit of research and planning, you can create a natural screen that offers privacy, tranquility, and charm.