What kind of privacy screen should be established?
First of all, it is important to clarify which type of privacy screen should be established at all: Is it important to protect the terrace or pergola from unwanted looks? Or should unsightly structural constructions, rubbish bins and similar visual impositions be skilfully hidden? How big and how high is the area to be greened and what material is it made of? It must be said that on the one hand Wilder Wein requires a lot of space both in width and in height - and also allows its roots to wander very far - and also quickly buries weak wooden structures under its heavy weight.
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Advantages and disadvantages of wild wine as a privacy screen
Wild wine planted as a privacy screen offers you many options, but also has a number of disadvantages. These advantages and disadvantages need to be carefully weighed against each other, because this climbing plant is usually extremely difficult to remove. The following table gives you a quick overview.
|fast growing||overgrows large areas very quickly|
|becomes several meters high||also grows where you don't even want it|
|becomes several meters wide||can only be narrowed down with difficulty|
|twines very densely||including itself out quickly|
|beautiful glossy green foliage with large leaves||deciduous, ie a lot of leaf fall in autumn|
|spectacular autumn colors||quickly loses its leaves in autumn|
|can live up to 50 years||very difficult to remove|
|requires little maintenance||can cause great damage|
Alternatives to the virgin vine
Should you decide against planting with wild grapevine in view of the disadvantages, there are still a number of suitable alternatives available. The following climbing plants are also suitable for greening:
- Climbing roses
- Climbing hydrangea
- Whistle winch
- Trumpet flower
- Winter jasmine
- Real grapevine
At least the excessive root growth of the wild wine can be limited quite well if you do not plant the plants out but put them in a tub.