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Hyacinth Bean Vines Smother This Mailbox

Photo © Lauren Jolly Roberts

It’s fun to watch a single seed become a vine that’s a garden all by itself, but without pruning, vines like this hyacinth bean will make mailbox access difficult. If you aren’t prepared to clip unruly shoots regularly, choose a smaller vine specimen, such as:

  • ‘Niobe’ clematis
  • Sweet peas
  • Black-eyed Susan vine

Avoid planting large vines beside your mailbox that you will have to remove after a few growing seasons, like:

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