Ideas please?

I quite fancy an obelisk about 6 foot tall with an evergreen plant climbing up it. Firstly, which sort of obelisk would be best and any ideas for an evergreen, hardy plant to go in it - it needs to be fairly controllable as space is limited. It would face North East but is quite sheltered. Soil is quite clay-ey. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 1,014
    Climbing pyracantha?
    Hedera helix?
    Parthenocissus?

    Last 2 can get out of
    control if you don’t prune them.

  • BaobabBaobab Bologna, northern ItalyPosts: 6
    Hi,

    Consider also the passiflora caerulea if you like it.

    It is very easy to see it growing a lot, without any particular attention.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,472
    You’ll never keep parthenocissus to 6 ft in height.  Not really the right sort of plant for an obelisk either, or hedera  :/

    What about one of the evergreen winter flowering clematis?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 1,014
    edited June 2019
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,472
    Ah missed that 👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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