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Hi all, 
I have a shaded brick corner that gets little sun, has anyone got any idea what climbers I can grow there it's quite high.
 Your help please


  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    Hi ... I have Hydrangea Petiolaris on a north-facing fence under the shadow of a large sycamore ... This is its 3rd year there and its flowers are stunning. I've not really done anything to help it along except to make sure it didn't dry out when planted. It's not been bugged or eaten by anything - so far  ;) 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    If it's on a sheltered wall, Pileostegia Viburnoides would be a good choice. Quite slow growing and self clinging. 
  • oooftoooft Posts: 191
    I have a hydrangea petiolaris  doing well in a shady corner and a honeysuckle which is holding its own. I also have a climbing iceberg rose which is quite shaded. Planted last November it's about 5 feet already, loads of stems but no buds yet
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    How much room is actually there? A photo of the whole area would help with appropriate suggestions. 

    Hydrangea petiolaris will cover a huge space, so not much point planting it if the area's tiny, and there's nowhere for it to grow into. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    edited August 2019
    Mine is growing up and along a 6' fence which leads to a dry stone wall where I want it sprawling over ... As the estimated height is 9-15m I would hope that this would go part way to matching its native habitat ...
  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60

    or there's this Terence ... as Fairygirl says - depends upon your space ...

    "Euonymos fortunei 'Silver Queen' ... climbs like ivy but slower; grows to 2m in dry shade - may need tying in at first - on a shady wall or fence in any reasonable soil"
  • It's a shaded wall about 2m wide by 3m high thank for the help so far
  • Would like something that flowers if possible !
  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    This is the Euonymos
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568
    Clematis. Clematis. Clematis. As long as it can get its head into the sun and is not totally shaded out, this could be an ideal spot. I have never tried planting them in the autumn, but I believe you can. Make sure it is not a Group 1 (spring flowering) or you may miss a season. Get some advice from a good garden centre that has a variety of different types, although a lot will be sold out. You will get more choice in the spring. Also, lot of them will be in flower and may need cutting back in November..... Good luck.
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
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