Evergreen climbing plants
Evergreen climbers can bring a whole new dimension to your outdoor space, clothing fences, walls, pergolas or free standing supports. They can act as a standalone centre-piece in their own right, or provide a foil to showier plants, depending on your planting scheme. One of the most popular evergreen climbers is ivy, a wonderful variety with lustrous, glossy leaves, often with impressive golden-yellow variegation. Ivy is a self-clinging climber producing autumn flowers followed by spherical black fruits. Some varieties of honeysuckle, a twining climber, are also evergreen with their beautiful, nectar-rich cartwheel-shaped flowers which are a haven for wildlife, following by shiny fruits. Self-clinging climbers cling to the climbing surface using aerial roots or adhesive, without the need for additional support once established. On the other hand, twining climbers grow by winding themselves around poles, wires or trellis. They need a framework to twine around and climb up. See our guide on how to plant, grow and care for climbing plants for more information.