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Monday 5 February 2024

Evergreen Climbing Plants

Tracelospermum jasminoides 

Often when you want a shrub to cover a wall or fence you want it to really cover it so you don't see it. An evergreen might be the perfect all year round choice. 
Most climbers will need either tying in or something to scramble up where as a wall shrub will be self-supporting.

We do have a bed designated to evergreen climbers and the list below should give you an idea of what you may expect to find.

Tracelospermum jasminoides (Rhynchospermum, star jasmine) 
Height and spread 4-8 metres. Wonderfully fragrant white flowers as the name suggests. Hardy though It will thrive best in warmers positions with a little shelter. Avoid north facing. Prefers a neutral soil. Glossy green foliage can take on a bronze tinge in winter.

Tracelospermum asiaticum 
Fragrant creamy white flower fade to yellow.

Tracelospermum Jasminoides Varigatum

Lonicera henryi ‘Copper Beauty’ 
10m height 2m spread. Amber yellow flowers. Provide some protection from the extreme cold wind. Honeysuckles can handle shady positions.

Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' 
Semi-evergreen. 3m - 4m. Fragrant autumn flowers and marbled leaves with pale green and darker green speckles that are tinged with pink in autumn. Any aspect. some protection from the extreme cold wind.

Pileostegia viburnoides (climbing hydrangea) 
Self-clinging climber with panicles of white flowers. Height 4-8 metres

Hedra colchica Denta 
4-8 metres. Any Aspect.

Hedra colchica Denta Variegata

Hedra helix Hibernica (Irish Ivy) 
8-12 metres. Any Aspect

Holboellia Latifolia (Sausage Vine) 
Height 4-8 metres spread 2.5-4 metres. Prefers a sheltered wall. Male and female flowers on same plant. Male flowers usually greenish-white, female flowers purplish or red purple.

Clematis Cirrhosas
These flower winter and early spring and have silky seed heads in the autumn. Height 2.5-4, spread 1.5 metres. They prefer reasonably sheltered positions.

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’ 
Nodding pale cream flowers.

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Early Sensation’ 
Fragrant white flowers.

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’ 
Nodding pale yellow to creamy white flowers.

Clematis cirrohosa 'JingleBells'

Clematis ‘Avalanche’(× cartmanii 'Blaaval)
A none clinging, scrambling clematis) Maximum height 3m. Flowers early to mid-spring.Pretty autumn seed heads.

Clematis armandii
Clematis Armandii 
Height 4-8 metres, spread 1.5-2.5m. Grows vigorously but avoid windy situations as it may crack the stems. Fragrant white flowers. Glossy green leaves.

Clematis Armandii ‘Apple Blossom’
This has a pink tinge to the fragrant flowers.

Evergreen Wall Shrubs
(These do not need support)

Garrya eliptica

Garrya Eliplica 
Sliver foliage and long slivery catkins which hand like icicles in winter. Height and spread: 3-4m

Vivid blue buds of flower and deep green glossy small leaves.Numerous varieties of differing heights

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'

Rhamnus alaternus ‘Argenteovariegata’ (Italian Buckthorn)
Silver variegated evergreen foliage, yellow fragrant flowers and red berries to follow in autumn. 3m height and spread. Prefers a warm aspect.

Rhamnus alaternus ‘Argenteovariegata

Pyracantha (Firethorn)
Best climber to grow against walls and deter burglars. Thoroughly prickly with lovely white blossom and berries in orange, red or yellow.

Grown normally as a large shrub with red juvenile leaves but can also be trained against a wall.
Photinia 'Red Robin'
Very long white cats tail catkins on a green holly like foliage shrub. Height 2.5-4 spread 1.5-2.5. Prefers a neutral to acid soil.