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Suggestions for climber up trees


My parents have cleared out an overgrown part of their garden and left a number of trees. The area is now in heavily dappled shade with sightly acidic soil.

I'm looking for climbing plans to cover some bare trunks, at least 3m height. Low maintenance and non invasive very desirable.

My current preference is Jasmine. Would this climb a tree insisted? I'm also worried that clematis, woke amazing, will require annual maintenance. 

Any suggestions appreciated, just need some ideas! 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    Are the trees alive? If so, it helps to know what trees they are. Thin branches will allow twining style growth, but thick trunks may mean self cling type of climber. Summer flowering Jasmine will need light for it to flower and thrive. If the tree is alive, in the summer time, the canopy will swamp all the light. 

    Last edited: 13 August 2017 16:48:19

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