Vertical Plants

After extensive research, during the planning stage of our permaculture yard, I came up with the following list that can work well in my Zone 5b, semi-arid, Colorado climate.  Please note that this list hasn’t been tested yet.  I will update as I test species in my yard.  It is purely based on research.


Vertical Plants
Type of Plant Specific breed Notes Source
Grapes Canadice Seedless Self-pollinating

Harvest: Mid-August through September

Red Grapes

Fresh, jelly, juice wine

PH: 5.5 – 6.5
  Muscat Self-pollinating

Harvest: early September

Green grapes

Fresh and wine

PH: 5.5 – 6.5
  Thomcord Seedless Self-pollinating

Harvest: August

Blue Grapes


Hardy Kiwi Issai Ripens in late August


100 pounds of fruit annually
Passion Fruit/Maypop Passiflora incarnate (Purple Passion Flower) Hardy to Zone 5

Full sun, part shade

Edible passion fruit