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Suggestions for climbers in partial sun/shade

g.kingg.king Posts: 46

Looking for suggestions for a climber that fits the bill.....
- Partial sun/shade
- Up to 3m high
- Under 1m wide
- hardy & easy to care for
- flowers / roses

To be planted against the front wall of my house.



  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399
    Trachelospermum has to be worth a look. I have one on a north east fence, it's only been in a year but early signs are encouraging. 
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Clematis would be my choice everytime
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,599

    I agree with clematis, there are quite a few that can deal with some shade. I have just bought Madame Julia Correvon which is a group 3 so pruning is easy, just cut it down in early spring to a few inches and it will do all its growing in one season. Clematis can be tied in to fit a narrow space or spread out to fit a wider space.

    I have a Trachelospermum Jasminoides, about 10 years old but it would be too bushy for that space.

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  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    I grew Clematis Comtesse de Bouchard on a shady wall, group 3, lovely shade of pink.
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