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Best Climbing Plants For Your Garden

Best Climbing Plants For Your Garden

Best Climbing Plants For Your Garden

August 13, 2017

Here we have compiled the Top 10 climbing and wall shrubs, (rated by Royal Horticultural Society) perfect for combining with our garden fencing.

Climbing plants and wall shrubs are ideal for covering wasted wall space, fences, lattice, trellis, arches and pergolas.

If you have a sunny south or west facing Garden then you need to consider plants that can deal with direct sunlight and periods of dryness.  Here are the top 5 highly recommended plants…


1. Trachelospermum


With it’s evergreen foliage and scented jasmine-like flowers, the Trachelospermum is a fantastic climber for those sunny spots in your Garden.  Best time for planting is in either Spring or Autumn for flowering in mid to late Summer.

2. Campsis Radicans


A powerful fast growing woody climbing plant with pinnate leaves and clusters of trumpet shaped bright orange or red flowers that bloom in late Summer and Autumn.

3. Solanum Crispum ‘Glasnevin’


The Solanum is a semi-evergreen climbing shrub with finely pointed leaves which flowers into beautiful fragrant violet-blue, star shaped, 5-lobed flowers that bloom in large open clusters in Spring time.

4. Ceanothus


The Ceanothus is also known as Californian Lilac, a very attractive blue, white or pink flowered evergreen or deciduous shrub.  Flowering from late Spring to early Summer or late Summer to Autumn depending on pruning.

5. Coronilla Valentina


A small bushy evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves and fragrant rich yellow pea-like flowers which colours in Spring time.

For Gardens that are shady north or east facing that often receive very little direct sun you must choose plants that will deal with cold and shady conditions.  Here are the top 5 plants for this style of Garden…

6. Parthenocissus


A beautiful coloured deciduous climber with five ovate shaped leaves that turn bright red and orange in the Autumn with unnoticeable green flowers that can be followed by blue or black berries.

7. Climbing Hydrangea


A powerful climbing shrub with oval leaves that turn yellow in the Autumn and flowers in clusters of small fertile flowers surrounded by showy white sterile flowers. These flowers colour yellow in the Autumn and White in the Summer.

8. Akebia Quinata


A semi-evergreen shrub with bright green leaves and colours a fragrant reddish-purple flower in Spring time that is sometimes followed by purple fruits in the Autumn.

9. Garrya elliptica


A bushy evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves and drooping small grey-green flowers that bloom in late Winter and early Spring time.

10. Rosa ‘Albéric Barbier’


A strong growing semi-evergreen rose with thorny stems and bright green foliage, clustered with slightly scented creamy-white flowers that bloom in early Summer.

So, there you have the Top 10 best climbing plants (rated by Royal Horticultural Society) that will work perfectly along any of our Timber Fencing, Lattice, Trellis, Arches and Pergolas.

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