Climbing Plants

Create a backdrop of flowers and foliage by dressing walls and fences with beautiful climbers.
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Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ivy Climbs with Aerial Roots

Ivy climbs via aerial roots.

Virginia Creeper Grips with Adhesive Pads

Virginia creeper grips with adhesive pads.

Rose Thorns

Roses hook their thorns onto supports.

Passion Flower Winding Tendrils

Passion flower tendrils grasp whatever is in reach.

Boston ivy

Virginia creeper

'Lowii' Boston ivy

Late Dutch honeysuckle

Chilean glory flower

Chocolate vine

'Aureus' golden hop

Morning glory

Purple bell vine

Flame nasturtium

Startling Star Jasmine

Star jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides

Chilean Potato Tree

Chilean potato tree, Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Compassion Rose

Rosa 'Compassion'

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Discover the climbing clematis that will work best for your garden space with this helpful guide.

Pruning and Training Climbing Plants

Knowing when and how to prune climbing plants is essential to remove dead stems and promote healthy growth.

Types of Fragrant Climbing Plants

Flowers pack double the effect when they not only look but also smell beautiful. Discover which climbing plants will work best for your arch or pergola.

Planting a Climber

Easily plant a climber in a container with these step-by-step instructions.

Make an Obelisk for Climbing Plants

Wooden obelisks suit almost any garden design. Use them draped with clematis or other flowering climbers to add height to a border, as a feature to flank an entrance or to create a focal point at the end of a walkway.