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Climbing Plants

The Climbing Tropaeolum Tricolor

The real value of climbing plants is that they provide the best value for the amount of garden they take up. Even in a small garden you can plant a climber that will provide a combination of flowers, foliage, and some even fruit, without sacrificing valuable space.

Used to cover walls, arches, obelisks and trellis, they can also be great for covering up fences, and some can also be allowed to climb through trees and shrubs.

So if you want to give your garden a lift, look for a climber that will suit your garden and your zone.

Types of climbing plants do vary, some are suited to different locations and purposes :

Even when it comes to flowers, some are large, such as the hybrid clematis, while others such as Topaeoleum tricolor are tiny.
Even the way that they climb differs, some are twinning, some have tendrils while others attach themselves to the surface with roots systems or suckering growths

So explore the world of climbing plants.

Flowering climbing plants can add color to the garden

Climbing Plant Varieties

  • Clematis
  • Bougainvillea
  • Climbing roses
  • Lapageria
  • Jasmine
  • Wisteria
  • Tropaeoleum
  • Tecoma
  • Mandevilla
  • Solanum (The potato Vine)
  • Pandorea - Bower of Beauty
  • Climbing Hydrangea

Top Five Climbing Plants

Here we list some of the best, easiast and the most beautiful climbing plants.

  1. Lapageria
    We do know it is not easy, however the waxy bells are beautiful.
  2. Clematis
    Mnay varieties, some hardy, most with very attractive flowers some as big as dinner plates.
  3. Wisteria
    Masses of flowers, fragrant and suits many gardens
  4. Chinese Star Jasmine
    Not really a Jasmine at all, however Trachelospermum jasminoides is evergreen, long flowering, fragrant and it gets into our list becuase it is so easy as well.
  5. Tropaeolum tricolor
    It flowers in the colder months and is about as colorful as you can get. Small growing it is well suited to containers, or even a hanging basket.