This string is great! I am looking for the most vigorous, tallest growing honeysuckle that is suitable for zone 9 (mild north calif coastal). Neighbor has build a large home with deck right up to the setback and we have lost our privacy and quiet. We have a Hall's Honeysuckle on a different fence and it is doing great. The problem fence is under oaks & shady. I hope to find something that can grow quite high (up to their second story deck that looks down into our hot tub). I was considering ivy but a gardening friend thought a honeysuckle could take the shade (area gets maybe 2-3 hrs of filtered afternoon sun in summer). We need evergreen.
In our side yard there is a vine planted at the east side of thick pine tree. The flower is like a mandevilla but it is white and it is not a mandevilla. I can never remember the name but I'll look it up later and let you know. The foliage isn't all that thick, though, but it is evergreen and it isn't invasive and doesn't harbor rats.
P.S. You should be able to regain your privacy and screen out their lights with plants, but I'm sorry to say that they won't bring back the quiet. A forest might muffle noise, but a row of plants or trees will not. I know. It's a bummer. I know that too. :-(