Climber liking shade
Grateful if anyone could give advice on what’s the best climber for a north facing shady wall. Many thanks.
The ones I know are clematis nelly moser and hydrangea petiolaris. They put up with shade. Valerie
For a self clinger Hydrangea petiolaris is the go-to plant; would give it some thought re maintenance if it's a house wall, but definitely ideal for a garden wall. Or there's Pileostegia but I have heard it is quite slow.
If you can give some support, I'm finding Trachelospermum happy on a north facing fence (happier than the one I've got that's south facing). I've got Rosa Alfred Carriere which is apparently THE rose for a north facing wall - but I only just planted it.
There are a lot of clematis that grow in shade, some are here
Also Honeysuckle such as Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina
Dordogne and Norfolk
west central Scotland
It's hard to beat clematis, but you will need some supports for them - wires and vine eyes etc. Dozens of varieties are happy in shade.
The climbing hydrangeas are stunning, but they get big, so the wall needs to be appropriate, or you don't get the best from them.
It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....