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Climbers

Climbers are highly versatile plants with a natural tendency to climb, scramble or ramble. They are excellent for covering  walls, fences, trellis, unsightly features or pergolas, or even to clamber over natural supports such as conifer trees, bushes and shrubs. Some climbers twine around the framework they're designed to scramble over, whereas others such as Hedera, Campsis and Passiflora actually self-cling to their climbing surface. The structure you use to support your climber should be secure and strong, because the plants can become heavy with age.

Climbing plants can be used to brighten up your vertical planting areas such as bare walls or simply provide beautiful flowers, lush foliage and a fabulous scent for your garden. If you're looking for climbing plants for sun then Trachelospermum and Campsis are an excellent choice, whereas the best climbing plants for shade are Parthenocissus and Akebia Quinata (also known as Chocolate Vine). Many climbers are also excellent wildlife attracting plants, whilst Hedera varieties such as Hedera Hibernica make useful groundcover plants and Hedera Helix is suitable for growing in a container.

 

 

 

Actinidia Kolomikta

CODE: 1573

Attractive deciduous climber with slender, twining branches and dark green heart shaped leaves, tipped with 'splashed' variegation of pink and... More 

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Akebia quinata

CODE: 1574

A semi-evergreen, trailing climber with scented purple-maroon flowers in the spring, which are often followed by very unusual, elongated purple fruits... More 

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Campsis radicans

CODE: 1575

A strong growing, deciduous climber bearing masses of beautiful, trumpet-shaped, orange-red blooms which are produced at branch ends all summer long.... More 

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Campsis radicans f. flava

CODE: 1576

A very strong growing, potentially invasive, deciduous climber bearing masses of beautiful, trumpet-shaped, rich yellow blooms which are produced at... More 

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Clematis 'Blue Pirouette'

CODE: 1579

Excellent deciduous Clematis that produces stunning blue-purple, open-face flowers, highlighted by an attractive cluster of white stamens in the center.... More 

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Clematis 'Elizabeth'

CODE: 1584

A fast growing, dense climber often referred to as the 'mile a minute clematis'. It produces a mass of slightly scented pale pink flowers in late... More 

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Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

CODE: 1580

'Ernest Markham' is a late flowering, deciduous climber. In summer and autumn, very large magenta flowers with chocolate/gold coloured anthers... More 

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Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'

CODE: 1581

Vigorous, deciduous climber covered in rosy-mauve flowers, with reddish-brown centres which benefits from shade to produce the best colouration, and... More 

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Clematis 'Jackmanii'

CODE: 1620

The 'Jackmanii' variety is the best blooming deciduous Clematis in its family. It bears gorgeous dark purple blooms that are borne in July and... More 

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Clematis 'Kermesina'

CODE: 1624

A beautiful, deciduous, vigorous, late flowering (Group 3) climber, Kermesina has deep crimson flowers, blotched white at the base, and dark stamens.... More 

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Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'

CODE: 1582

This award winning, easily grown deciduous Clematis has masses of stunning, wine-red, star-shaped flowers with golden stamens from July to September,... More 

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Clematis 'Mevrouw Le Coultre'

CODE: 1583

Also sometimes called Madame Le Coultre, this clematis has large white flowers with contrasting cream anthers from June to October. Due to their... More 

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