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I have a new fence that I would like to cover. It is however north facing and in deep shade most of the time. Are there any clematis varieties that could cope with these conditions~?



Nelly Moser will tolerate shade as will Honeysuckle, Jasmin and Hydranga Petiolaris

I have Star Jasmine (trachelospermum) which is evergreen and has a lovely vanilla scent. It is classed as half hardy so in very cold or exposed areas may need some protection in the winter.

Jasmine does no twine so will need tying.

If you go to the bottom of this page, you will see an A-Z there is lots of info on the pages therein. Select C for climbers and go from there.

Hope this helps.

25 Aug, 2011


You'd be better off choosing something which prefers shade - north facing with no sun ever is not a good place to be for most climbers. Even clematis which don't mind a northerly aspect prefer an hour or two of sun a day. Have a look at Schizophragma integrifolia, Hydrangea anomala, Garrya elliptica.

25 Aug, 2011


Thank you Grannyb and bamboo. I already have a nelly moser planted adjacent to this new fence and seems to be doing quite well so I could plant another one and also a garrya elliptica. thanks for your help.

26 Aug, 2011


Clematis Hagley Hybrid does pretty well in shade too, as an alternative to Nelly Moser.

26 Aug, 2011


I have a beautiful "Princess Diana" clematis in a very shady spot, it was only planted this year and very quickly covered the fence with the most beautiful deep pink flowers. It started to flower in May and it is still blooming now. The colour really brightens up my gloomy spot.

27 Aug, 2011


Hi Poppy lover, here are two very useful sites for Clematis. I was given them by another GoYer, whose name escapes me at the moment.

They are full of useful advise and photos of just about every clematis grown.

28 Aug, 2011

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