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Evergreen climbers that can with stand the wind

Is there   an evergreen scented climber that I could train to form into a sort of hedge to divide my drive from my garden


  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Clematis armandii is evergreen and pretty quick growing, though it will all depend on your soil and the aspect (south facing? east facing? etc). You will need to put in some stakes and run wires between them to give it something to climb on.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,177
    How bad is your wind?
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,165
    You could try trachelospermum jasminoides, that's evergreen and perfumed, but it depends on whereabouts you live as it isn't hardy in really cold areas. There is also lonicera (honeysuckle),  but l am not sure if there is a true evergreen.A lot depends on soil and aspect as  DampGardenMan says.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,968
    In my experience C. armandii really doesn’t do well in windy spots. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • sue-11sue-11 Posts: 3
    Thanks for your response , I live on the very south coast of England, pretty much in the middle opposite the isle of Wight and very close to the sea. We are quite exposed to south westerly winds. 
  • sue-11sue-11 Posts: 3
    Thank you impatient Gardner..  Yes i agree this is stunning, unfortunately I need something to climb on trellis to form a devide. This really needs  wall.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    If you can forego the scented requirement there are lots of ivies that would do the job. Tough as old boots and perfectly happy clambering up trellises. I use them to make windbreaks quickly in my previous garden.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,010
    In my experience, the only evergreens that cope with really windy conditions have small leaves and are either waxy or furry. I'd be inclined to try training a shrub with a 'long arching' stems habit - one of the cotoneasters or, if you can cope with it being prickly, a berberis or even pyracantha.

    Lonicera fragrantissima may be evergreen down there - it's mostly evergreen here. It's a very untidy shrub and it could be trained to a fence, I think. That may make it less evergreen though by exposing the stems more iykwim.

    One approach may be to have a couple of different things - something that may be more evergreen and something that may be more fragrant growing into one another to get the overall effect you want. A cotoneaster for winter cover with a clematis for spring/summer fragrance growing through it, for example.
    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    In my experience C. armandii really doesn’t do well in windy spots. 
    I have to agree with this. Mine is just about surviving on my windy plot. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,563
    Don't discount ivy... it would cling quite tightly to your support/fence and look dense and neat almost like a hedge. There are some nice varieties like Green Ripple.

    You could grow deciduous climbers through it for colour.
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