No other vine is faster growing or more effective as an ornamental screen. Plants can grow up to 20 feet in one year when grown in a sunny location and are easily trained on a fence or trellis. Each year they die back to the crown in winter. In late summer the vines bear cone-like flowers that have a fresh, pine-like fragrance. The flowers are used in beer-making. Dark green, deeply lobed foliage is very attractive.