High Achievers: Climbing Plants

Climbers provide privacy, shade and shelter and are ideal for small backyards where space is at a premium.
From: DK Books - Small Garden
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©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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Goldheart English Ivy Attaches Itself to Support

Hedera helix, Goldheart or English ivy, is a climbing, perennial, evergreen vine that has small, heart shaped, dark green leaves with pale gold centers and pink stems.

Boston Ivy Produces Dazzling Fall Display

Parthenocissus tricuspidata, or Boston ivy, is a very vigorous, self clinging, deciduous, climbing ivy with leaves which turn brilliant crimson and purple in autumn. Sometimes it bears inconspicuous flowers and dull blue berries.

Chilean Potato Tree Grows on Sheltered Garden Wall

Solanum crispum, Glasnevin or ootato tree, is a fairly vigorous scrambling climber. It is semi evergreen with clusters of fragrant violet blue flowers in summer and autumn, followed by white berries.

Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle has Tubular Blooms

Lonicera x brownii, Dropmore Scarlet honeysuckle, is a vigorous deciduous climber with clusters of bright scarlet tubular flowers in summer. In autumn it bears orange red berries.

Actinidia Grown for Colorful Heart Shaped Foliage

Actinidia kolomikta is grown for its handsome leaves tipped with white or pink when young. White male and female flowers grow on separate plants in summer. Both of these are needed to produce fruit.

Golden Hop Grows Rampantly Until First Fall Frost

Humulus lupulus, Aureus or golden hop, is a vigorous climber with yellow, deeply lobed leaves and drooping cone like, greenish yellow, aromatic flower clusters, on female plants, followed by attractive hops.

California Lilac has Sky Blue Flowers Until Fall

Ceanothus, Gloire de Versailles or Californian lilac, is a popular wall shrub. It forms a loose looking shrub which has mid green matt leaves with slightly wavy edges. Later, it covers itself in large panicles of lilac blue flowers.

Vigorous Iceberg Climbing Rose is Sweetly Scented

Rosa, Climbing Iceberg, is a fast growing climber with glossy light green foliage and large clusters of fragrant, double white flowers.

Tricolored Morning Glory Bloom Lasts One Day

Morning glory, Ipomoea tricolor, is a fast-growing twining annual with heart-shaped light to mid green leaves and vibrantly colored funnel-shaped flowers. Each bloom lasts only one day.