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Vigorous Evergreen Climber for Screening Trellis?

Hello

I am planning to build a trellis screen to give some privacy in my garden which will be 7ft high and 10ft long and was considering what plant(s) to grow up it.

I'd like an evergreen climber with fairly rapid growth and at the moment am thinking about Clematis Armandii. One plant might not grow to the full width required, so perhaps get two of them, a white and apple blossom  :)

For various reasons I'm not keen on Ivy, Climbing Hydrangea, Passion Flower or anything invasive.

Please could someone give me some alternative ideas or would you recommend the Armandii?

Thanks and have a good weekend   :)

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  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 576
    Passion flower is vigorous and grows easily from seed. Great flowers too
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    "For various reasons I'm not keen on Ivy, Climbing Hydrangea, Passion Flower or anything invasive.

    Please could someone give me some alternative ideas or would you recommend the Armandii?"

    IMHO C. Armandii IS invasive. 
    The trouble is to cover that much trellis, you need something vigorous, but you won't find something which will cover it, then stop growing.
    Devon.
  • RaspberryKillerRaspberryKiller Richmond, LondonPosts: 156
    A couple of Jasmine plants? Not as fast growing as the others, though. Howsabout a Virginia Creeper?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632
    If you live in a relatively sheltered area, you could try Solanum Jasminoides 'Album'. This plant is very vigorous if you have free draining soil.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,516
    If it's a sunny spot a Star Jasmine (trachleospermum jasminoides) would soon cover that area (maybe 2 if you want it quick).
    It's evergreen, smothered in very fragrant flowers in June/July and grows quickly.
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,245
    Clematis armandi is too vigorous and too strong to be supported on a trellis, the Star Jasmine as above is a much better plant. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,449
    edited August 2018
    Agree with @Borderline for Solanum Jasminoides 'Album'. Planted one specimen last Spring (2017) and it has developed enormously, plus has lots of lovely white flowers. See on my garden site at http://www.rezeau.org/wp-garden/en/solanum-jasminoides-alba-2/ Not an evergreen, though.

    I also have and can recommend Akebia quinata. I have the ‘Cream-flowered’ cultivar. In 4 years it has covered my 3x3m pergola. Foliage is semi-evergreen.

    I have the star jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides which is a true evergreen with nicely scented flowers in the summer. However be warned that it is fairly slow growing and has a more "bushy" habit than other climbers.

    Finally, I cannot recommend Clematis Armandii since I tried to grow it twice and it died on me twice. :D


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