When and Where to Plant
Almost all vines can be planted anytime of year. Most vines prefer full sun but can tolerate up to half a day of shade. Vines do best attached to a trellis or with vine staples on feces or walls. They can also be planted in large containers. Some vines need no support at all and attach themselves with suckers, tendrils or air roots. Flowering vines bloom at different times of year depending on the variety. Most bloom for a period of 2-3 month s with some blooming spring thru fall. Refer to the description s below or ask one of our Nursery Professionals to help select the right vine for you.

1.) Dig a hole twice as wide and 1 ½ time s as deep as the container. Make sure the hole is close to the fence or wall as possible.

2.) Mix the soil from the hole with an equal amount of Master Nursery Gold Rush Planting Mix. Add the appropriate amount of Master Start Starter Fertilizer to the mix. This helps the plant get rooted & established quicker.

3.) Place root ball in hole and backfill with planting mixture so that the top of the root ball is level with the ground level. Don’t disturb the root ball. When planting Bougainvillea, we suggest making 4 vertical cuts down the sides of the can, spreading the can open and gently removing the rootball from the bottom of the container. DO NOT remove by the trunk or the stake.

4.) Water thoroughly with a solution of Master Nursery B-1 Root Master. Repeat in two weeks.

5.) If the vine comes staked, loosen the top 2 ties on the stake. Do not remove stake until the vine has fully attached itself to structure or support. Do not try to “sew ” vine shoots into trellis; they will do so naturally on their own.


Most vines cannot support themselves without some help. Woody-branching vines such as climbing roses, bougainvillea and some trumpet vines can be fastened with V-shaped vine staples directly onto a fence, wall, or other structure. Most other vines need a trellis to grow on to. They come in many sizes and shapes. We recommend using a 4×6 or 4×8 ladder trellis fastened lengthwise onto the structure of choice. This will allow the vine you choose to spread over a greater area.

Because vines are vigorous growers, they need to be fed consistently every 2 months year-round with Master Nursery All Purpose Fertilizer. Deciduous vines should be fed every 2 months spring thru fall. If vines are green and growing but do not bloom when they are supposed to, alternate feedings with Master Nursery Master Bloom Fertilizer.

New planted vines need to be watered more frequently than established vines. It takes a vine 4 to 6 months to get established, and during that time should never completely dry out. Check the soil for moisture every 2-3 days to a depth of 2-3 inches. Water only if soil feels damp to damp-dry. When watering, apply enough water to soak root ball area deeply and thoroughly.

Most vines can be pruned to shape as needed throughout the year, with the exception of frost tender vines such as Bougainvillea which should not be pruned later than September or before the frost season has passed.

Vines can be damaged by aphids and spider mites. Control these insects with Insects with Insecticidal oil or one of the other products offered by our staff.

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