Hi. I live in Sunset Zone 17. I need a vine or hedge that likes - or at least tolerates shade well. Fast growing would be nice. It will be in front of a six foot cyclone fence, so it can climb (vine), otherwise, it can be taller than the fence (shrub, hedge). There is little freezing here, but it does usually get below freezing a couple of times each winter. Max temp in summer is mid to upper 80s - though the fence line is fully shaded. I've looked in Sunset Garden book in the shade loving and vine sections - there's not a lot that tolerates shade. So I'm wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts / experiences to share. I'm looking for low maintenance. Soil is sandy and drains well. The area is over hung by oaks (hence the shade) but is NOT covered in oak litter.