17 Small Flowering Vines for Trellises

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Here are 17 beautiful Small Flowering Vines for Trellises that can go really well in a small garden, a pot on a balcony, or a patio!

If you want to flaunt some colorful blooms within a limited space in a garden, patio, or balcony, check out these stunning Small Flowering Vines for Trellises!

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Small Flowering Vines for Trellises

The plants on this list might require pruning from time to time if you want to confine them to a space of your liking.

1. Superstar Black-Eyed Susan

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Botanical Name: Thunbergia Alata ‘Superstar’

Height: 3-6 feet

This fast-growing annual rapidly clambers over trellises with pretty bright orange-hued blooms. Grow it in well-draining soil.

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2. Early Large-Flowered Clematis


Botanical Name: Clematis ‘Josephine’

Height: 4-6 feet

This compact deciduous vine is ideal for small garden trellises. It offers stunning pink/lilac blossoms and grows best in bright and indirect light.

Learn about growing Clematis in pots here

3. Kentish Belle

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Botanical Name: Abutilon ‘Kentish Belle’

Height: 5-6 feet

Also known as ‘Chinese Lantern’ or ‘Flowering Maple’, it is an easy-to-grow, vigorous plant that flowers year-round and produces small blooms.

4. Blue Morning Glory


Botanical Name: Ipomoea ‘Heavenly Blue’

Height: 5-6 feet

This fast-growing vine displays large, heart-shaped foliage and trumpet-shaped blooms all summer long. You can also train it to grow in wire cages.

Look at the best Morning Glory varieties here

5. Tidal Wave Cherry Petunia

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Botanical Name: Petunia ‘Tidal Wave Cherry’

Height: 2-4 feet

This half-hardy annual shows off bush-like structures that spill or climb depending on where they are planted. In summer, it gets covered with pink, purple, and white blooms.

Want to grow Petunias in pots? Click here

6. Sweet Peas


Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupani’

Height: 4-6 feet

‘Cupani’ sports highly scented and bright blooms in purple and violet color that last all summer long. You can grow this hardy annual from seed each year.

7. Climbing Roses

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Botanical Name: Rosa

Height: 4-6 feet

This little climbing rose can fill up a small garden or a patio with its scented pink blossoms. Make sure you give it plenty of sunlight to bloom profusely.

Want to grow big Roses vertically? Click here

8. Rebecca Clematis


Botanical Name: Clematis ‘Rebecca’

Height: 5-6 feet

It offers beautiful blooms in a red and purple hue from late spring to early summer till fall. You can easily prune it to control the spread.

Find out the best Clematis varieties here

9. Star Jasmine

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Botanical Name: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Height: 3-6 feet

This small vine doesn’t climb high, making it an ideal choice for trellises. It displays pretty scented white blooms from late spring to early summer over bright green leaves.

Find out the best indoor Jasmine varieties here

10. Scarlet Runner Bean


Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

Height: 5-6 feet

This pretty heirloom vine exhibits red flowers that invite hummingbirds to your garden. The edible beans will be a fresh addition to your kitchen too!

12. Mandevilla

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Botanical Name: Mandevilla

Height: 5-6 feet

Mandevilla loves the sun and can climb up a trellis or arbor easily. It flowers in pink, red, and white hues and blooms from spring to summer.

13. The Canary Creeper


Botanical Name: Tropaeolum peregrinum

Height: 4-6 feet

This yellow bloomer is from the family of nasturtiums and looks lovely with the contrasting combination of its flowers and green foliage.

14. Cup and Saucer Vine

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Botanical Name: Cobaea scandens

Height: 4-5 feet

The plant is named this way because its flowers resemble a cup, and leaves look like saucers. It is a fast-growing specimen that is also relatively easy to maintain.

15. Dwarf Rangoon Creeper


Botanical Name: Combretum indicum

Height: 5-6 feet

The starry flowers of this vine will surely tempt you into growing it in your garden. However, you might have to trim it on a regular basis to keep the spread in check.

16. Allamanda Vine

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Botanical Name: Allamanda cathartica

Height: 4-5 feet

If you are a fan of yellow flowers, then you can’t ignore this one! It stays small and looks wonderful with its contrasting foliage and blooms!

17. Bleeding Heart Vine

Botanical Name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Height: 4-5 feet

The cypress vine stays manageable and displays an eye-catching combination of deep green leaves with white and pink flowers. You can easily grow it in small pots too.

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