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What evergreen climbing plants could I grow on a gazebo?

Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom Gb

We are going to put decking and then pergola/gazebo type structure up in our back yard. It is sunny until afternoon and then cooler though not full shade.
What flowering evergreen climbers would be good to plant and train to grow - maybe fast growing?



Hmm good question? Im in the same market myself. Im also a landscaper and to help you out a littlebit I would need to know what climate zone you live in (as certain plants grow in certain areas) I live in Zone 8-9 and we have Wisteria on our gazebo at home...its always green and puts out a blueish/purple flower similar looking to grape bundles seasonly. grows well but not "too" fast. becarfull what you wish for theres some out there that can grow at rates of 2-3 feet aday. Dont think you would what that much work...I know I dont and its my job ;)

6 Aug, 2009


Thankyou for your help.
We live in the north east of England.
The weather here is not the warmest- we can have mildish winters, not too much snow and then summer can be wet/sunny or a mixture.
I am curious now - what plant grows so fast as 2-3 feet a day?
Thank you.

6 Aug, 2009


The plant you are looking for that is fast growing and hardy is Lonicera henryi 'Copper Beauty'. This is the only reliably true evergreen honeysuckle with large, thick leathery leaves too. The young growth all through summer is a lovely coppery colour and the flowers, though not large are at least a good yellow (compared to the duller rusty colour of the plain species).

Forget Lonicera japonica and it's varieties, though cited as evergreen, it looks terrible by the end of the winter.

I live in the North East and though nowhere near as cold as many people would have you believe (or as wet being on the eastern, drier side of the Pennines) it is I admit one of the windiest places in the country!

6 Aug, 2009

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