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CLIMBERS trained on walls or fences have two major beneficial effects, firstly to cover an otherwise plain or unsightly area and secondly to soften and give life to an inanimate surface. Listed below are some plants sold purely as climbers, but many fruit trees and bushes can also be trained as wall cover plants, along with a few species in the hedging section. A wider range of climbers is available to those who can call at the Garden Centre to collect them.

POSITION All plants listed will grow in a sunny or partially shady position but those which will grow well under other conditions are noted.

SIZE The approximate sizes quoted apply to height or spread as appropriate if left unpruned. Many plants can be pruned regularly to restrain their size.

SIZES OFFERED The sizes for climbers are sometimes less than that quoted as they are often pruned back at the appropriate time during the dormant period, in order to encourage better, bushier growth next spring.

SOIL Unless otherwise stated the plants listed will all grow in any reasonable soil.

Clematis montana Elizabeth
Clematis montana Elizabeth


CHOCOLATE VINE (Akebia quinata). Go to Top of Page

A real eye catching, strong-growing, semi-evergreen climber with rounded leaves and self-clinging tendrils. In early summer it produces clusters of unusual deep purple blooms which have a captivating spicy, chocolate perfume. In a good summer and if cross pollinated these can be followed by very unusual large sausage-shaped pale purple fruits. Sun or shade and very effective if planted over an arch so flowers and leaves can be seen from below. Height up to 30ft (9m).

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CHOCOLATE VINE (Akebia quinata)
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CLEMATIS MONTANA

A very vigorous, easily grown climber which is suitable for any aspect including north and for growing through trees. A profusion of sweetly scented large flowers bedeck the plants in May and June, these being followed by fluffy silver seed heads which persist well into autumn.

CLEMATIS MONTANA ELIZABETH. Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

A profusion of very sweetly scented large 3 inch (7cm) soft pale pink flowers, with yellow anthers, cover the plants in May and June, these being followed by fluffy silver seed heads. Very useful for northerly aspects. Height up to 40ft (12m).

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CLEMATIS MONTANA GRANDIFLORA. Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

An extremely vigorous easily grown climber which is suitable for any aspect and for growing through trees. Very useful for northerly aspects. A profusion of sweetly scented 4 inch (10cm) pure white star-like flowers with yellow stamens bedeck the plants in May and June, these being followed by fluffy silver seed heads. Height up to 40ft (12m).

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CLEMATIS MONTANA TETRAROSE. Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

A very vigorous easily grown climber which is suitable for any aspect and for growing through trees. Very useful for northerly aspects. A profusion of sweetly scented large lilac-rose flowers bedeck the plants in May and June contrasting dramatically against the young bronze foliage. These are followed by fluffy silver seed heads. Height up to 40ft (12m).

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CLEMATIS, TANGUTICA (Golden Clematis). NewGo to Top of Page

A vigorous, reliable clematis which will thrive in full sun or partial shade. From July to October it will be decked with masses of dangling, yellow lantern-like flowers which have petals resembling lemon peel. As each flower fades it will produce large fluffy white seed heads which apart from being very ornamental, especially when they shimmer in sunlight, they are useful for cutting for flower arrangements. In late summer and autumn the plant will carry both flowers and seed heads, thus doubling its beauty. The seed heads will last well into winter after the glaucous green pinnate foliage had fallen. This variety will get very large if left unpruned, but if cut back to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8ins) before new growth in spring, it will be restricted. Good for training in trees, shrubs or even climbing roses.Height if pruned 3.5-4.5m, up to 6-7m unpruned, spread 2.5-3m (10-14ft x 18-21ft or 7-9ft x 7-9ft).

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CLEMATIS, TANGUTICA (Golden Clematis)
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CLEMATIS AS A SCREEN/HEDGE. Go to Top of Page

Montana Clematis can be grown to make a very effective screen to use rather than a hedge. In spring, when the Clematis is in flower, the effect will be breathtaking both from visual impact and perfume. Erect strong trellis work 5ft or 6ft (150cm or 180cm) high along the line needed for the screen, and put one Montana Clematis every 6-10ft (1.5-3m). The Clematis will very quickly smother the trellis and will just need occasional trimming. Height 6 to 8ft (1.8 to 2.4m).



EVERLASTING SWEET PEAS. Go to Top of Page

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FUCHSIA, LADY BOOTHBY. Award of Garden MeritNewGo to Top of Page

A beautiful, vigorous, deciduous fuchsia which is hardy in all but the coldest areas of the country, hardy to -10C (14F). This variety was bred in 1939 from original Brazilian species and names after the founder of the British Fuchsia Society, Lady Boothby.
Depending on the position it will grow from 1 to 3 metres (3ft to 9ft) high a year with a 50cm to 1.5m (20inch to 4.5ft) spread with an abundance of neat crimson flowers with deep purple centres from June until the first frosts in autumn. It can be grown as a climber, a free standing arching shrub, or clipped to form a hedge 1.2 to 2.5m (3 to 4ft) in height where is it needs to be planted 45cm (18inches) apart.
When grown against a wall or trellis it will need tying back. To encourage a long flowering period deadhead flowers regularly. Plant in sun or partial shade in a site sheltered from cold, drying winds. Provide a good mulch to the base of the stems in the winter, trim hedge regularly to keep to shape, or as a wall or free standing shrub, trim out any die back after winter and occasionally trim back some old stems to the ground in Spring to encourage new stems.

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HONEYSUCKLE, EARLY DUTCH (Lonicera periclymenum Belgica). Go to Top of Page

Vigorous form of native woodbine with dark green leaves on bushy twining stems. Purple-red and yellow flowers in May and June fill the air with delightful sweet fragrance. In autumn terminal bunches of bright orange-red berries appear. Any aspect but prefers light shade. Suitable for growing through trees. Height 15-20ft (4.6-6m).

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HONEYSUCKLE, HALL'S PROLIFIC (Lonicera japonica Hall's Prolific). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

A rampant evergreen climber with pale green downy leaves on twining stems. From June to September many heavily perfumed white flowers appear, these turning to pale yellow with age. Flowers are followed by blue-black berries in autumn. Any aspect, but thrives in light shade and is suitable for growing through trees. Height 25-30ft (7.5-9m).

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HONEYSUCKLE, SCENTSATION (Lonicera periclymenum Scentsation). Go to Top of Page

A very attractive, fast growing, twining variety with lush mid-green leaves and tubular ivory to creamy-yellow flowers with a fragrance intoxicating in intensity from mid-spring to late summer. Bunches of bright red, shiny berries which remain after leaves fall make good bird food. Height 10-15ft (3m-4.6m).

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This plant is registered for Plant Breeders' Rights. Propagation by unlicensed growers is prohibited.

HONEYSUCKLE, SCENTSATION (Lonicera periclymenum Scentsation)
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HYDRANGEA, CLIMBING (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

A self-clinging vigorous climber which can reach up to 70ft (21m) in favourable conditions. In June flat heads of white sterile flowers appear in 7 to 10 inch (18-25cm) clusters, giving a magnificent display. This plant will thrive on a north or north-east facing wall. Not suitable for dry sites. Height up to 70ft (21m).

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HYDRANGEA, EVERGREEN CLIMBING WINTER SURPRISE (Hydrangea anomala Winter Surprise). Go to Top of Page

A superb, self-clinging, evergreen climber with a bushy, compact habit for part or full shade with young leaves emerging green and turning to a remarkable deep red as they mature in autumn. Leaves have an unusual crinkled appearance. Abundant, large heads of white flowers in May and June. Plant in moist, fertile soil. Height 2m (6m 7ins).

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IVY, GOLDHEART (Hedera helix Goldheart, Hedera helix Oro di Bogliasco). Go to Top of Page

Dense vigorous evergreen. Attractive rich green foliage with large central splash of buttercup yellow. Tolerant of dry conditions and heavy shade, but colour will be better in sun or semi-shade. Excellent self-clinging wall cover plant reaching 20ft (6m) or more. Height (ground cover) 6ins (15cm). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.

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IVY, IRISH (Hedera hibernica). Go to Top of Page

Dense vigorous evergreen which rapidly carpets the ground with large dark glossy green leaves. Round clusters of light green flowers, which are very attractive to bees and other insects, appear in early spring and these are followed by black fruits in autumn, which provide a good source of bird food. Tolerant of dry conditions and heavy shade. Excellent self-clinging wall cover plant growing rapidly to 20ft (6m) or more. Height (ground cover) 6ins (15cm). Plant 3ft (90cm) apart.

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JASMINE, SUMMER-FLOWERING (Jasminum officinale). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

Strong-growing, hardy twining climber with mid-green leaves and clusters of brilliant white beautifully fragrant flowers from June to September. This Jasmine also makes a wonderful plant for a large conservatory as its sweet fragrance will fill the air. Prefers a sheltered corner in cold northern districts. Ideal for covering walls, trellises, arbours and pergolas in a sheltered aspect. Full sun to light shade needed. Height up to 30ft (9m).

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JASMINE, WINTER-FLOWERING (Jasminum nudiflorum). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

Hardy climber which thrives in any position even on a cold sunless north wall. A profusion of bright yellow flowers bespangle the green stems from November to April offering cheer on dreary winter days. Can also be grown as a shrub, and is tolerant of poor soil, both acid and alkaline. Height up to 10ft (3m).

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PYRACANTHA (Firethorn)

Pyracantha Orange GlowDense, prickly, fast growing evergreen plant, clusters of white flowers in June and masses of berries in autumn and winter. Shade tolerant. Excellent for training on a wall of any aspect where a height of 9ft (2.7m) and spread of 12ft (3.7m) can be attained. Trim between May and July. See Hedging section for details and prices.


RUSSIAN VINE (Fallopia baldschuanicum, F. aubertii) (Mile-a-Minute Vine). Go to Top of Page

Very fast growing twining climber for any aspect, and very useful for climbing in unsightly wire fences or up trees. In summer it produces masses of panicles of whitish flowers which are 10 to 18 inches (25 to 45cm) long, and these cover the framework of branches. In autumn, they age to pink and finally brown. The light green foliage assumes good autumn colouring of yellow and bronze. Height up to 40ft (12m).

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STAR JASMINE (Trachelospermum jasminoides). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

Evergreen twining climber with glossy dark green leaves, 4 inches (10cm) long, which give a marvellous foil to the waxy, five petalled, extremely sweetly scented white flowers which appear in mid to late summer. In winter leaves turn an attractive bronze-red. Outside, grow in a sheltered sunny position not prone to severe frosts, or will make a wonderful scented conservatory plant. Height up to 28ft (8.5m), spread 10ft (3m).

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VIRGINIA CREEPER (Parthenocissus quinquefolia engelmannii). Go to Top of Page

A really rampant self-clinging climber, excellent for covering large walls, towers or rambling in tall trees. The green summer leaves turn brilliant orange and red in autumn. When young, it is best to pin the stems to the wall to encourage self-clinging. Height up to 70ft (21m).

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WISTERIA (Wisteria sinensis Prolific). Award of Garden MeritGo to Top of Page

An outstanding twining climber with woody stems which are covered with long racemes of wonderfully scented, pea-like, pale violet or violet flowers in May. A magnificent sight in flower. Attractive dark to mid-green leaves which consist of up to 11 leaflets. Can be grown against a wall, up an old tree or trained as a small weeping standard. Height, as climber, up to 100ft (30m).

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WISTERIA AMETHYST FALLS (Wisteria frutescens Amethyst Falls). Go to Top of Page

A superb and more compact form of Wisteria than either Chinese or Japanese species for full sun or partial shade. Even young plants produce masses of large, dense clusters of lilac blue, pendulous flowers in May and June with superb fragrance. Height 5m (16ft), but this can be restricted to half this amount so it can be planted in a large pot where it will still produce a profusion of flowers. Pot grown from cuttings.

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