What’s the Difference: Trellis, Arbor, and Pergola
Although the terms often are used interchangeably, trellises, arbors, and pergolas are distinctly different structures.
A trellis is typically a latticework built to support climbing plants or vines. It can be a simple panel attached to the side of a building, or it can be freestanding in a garden or yard.
An arbor usually incorporates a trellis into its structure, creating a tunnel-like passageway of climbing plants. Arbors have a continuous run of latticework from one side of the “tunnel” to the other, often in an arched shape.
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