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Evergreen Climber

alanem

By Alanem

United Kingdom Gb

We've put up a trellis and I'm wanting to plant an evergren to provide some privacy with flowers in the summer when we sit out. It faces south west. Any suggestions please




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Passion flower is nice, keeps its leaves in winter but does get a bit straggly looking. Freshens up again early summer. Great flowers, interesting fruits afterwards.
Clematis armandii is a lovely evergreen, flowers in Feb/Mar though.

15 Jul, 2008

 

As I do not know which part of the UK you live in, it is a bit tricky to advise you. But if you are not in too cold an area, you might try abutilon megapotanicum. This is not really a climber and will need tying to the trellis but will make six feet each way - mine flowered right the way through last winter and is still going strong in mid July!
Another possibility in the south is a solanum. This could reach 20 feet but a bit of gentle persuasion and the occasional chop of tall shoots during the growing season will keep it in bounds. I also reduce it by about two thirds in Spring and it doesn't mind at all

15 Jul, 2008

 

Caz, passion flowers do go dormant in winter, certainly in cooler climates. The best thing for a passion vine is to prune it back hard in winter for good results for fruit in summer. Evergreen climber, you want an evergreen climber? LOL. I had in a cold but not freezing climate a Pandorea alba, fantastic! It had white flowers in spring and was very hardy and strong growing. Also above my pergola I had jasmin, tiny sweet smelling white flowers. Both vines are evergreens and are very good on trellisses. Good luck.

16 Jul, 2008

 

Haha, sorry about calling you evergreen climber, whilst you are Alahem. I was looking LH side of the page, now the smile's on you!

16 Jul, 2008

 

Marguerite - my Jasmine goes bare in winter! As does my solanum Andrewr! My Passion fower retains more leaves....on the trellis out front, obscuring the road. Bought an evergreen climbing fern the other day, but no flowers of course.

16 Jul, 2008

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