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What climber won't grow out wide?

So I have a blank wall I want to possibly put 2 trellis on to brighten up the wall. I don't want it to grow wide, I'd like it to stick close to the wall but I'd like there to be colour to it. I believe I have a North facing garden as it's fully shaded. What are my choices? 


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455
    Any plant won't grow wide if you cut them back but vigorous growers will rebel against your efforts and make a mockery of you.

    Google patio clematis as a first stab at "tame" climbers.  There is a wealth of solutions for all situations.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,063
    Type 3 Clematis. Cut back entirely in winter, then you can train the new growth as desired in spring. No gradual build up of tangled stems due to this.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,976
    Chocolate vine Akebia quinata.
    We have it growing outside the north face of our polytunnel. It can be cut back if needed.
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