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Hi i have bought two of these planter trellis:1:8:1 which are 120cm high by 60cms wide and 30cm deep

They are to go in front of my oil tank to hide it.

The plants growing in it will be in the shade for the majority of the day.

Looking at this:,scent and great for wildlife.

I think the Rosa wedding day and the honeysuckle sound the best options? From the Clematis I have already I know the roots are massive so probably not ideal for pots... 

If these are OK is it best to choose one or can they be mixed? What size plants to buy would be reccommended? 

Many thanks 


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,110
    edited April 2021
    I'm afraid that Wedding Day is far too big, mine grew 7m wide along the vegetable garden fence. Roses in pots need at least 60 cms depth and for a big rose like Wedding Day that isn't enough.

    A lot of honeysuckles are too big as well but I think there are some recently bred smaller ones.

    However, there are clematis that will grow in shade in a pot. You just have to find the right one. This site will help.
    I grew Hagley Hybrid in a pot.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,110
    I have looked more closely at that planter, it is only 30cms deep, not really deep enough for a climber that will stay in it for any length of time. You will have to keep it well fed and watered. I wondered about Patio Clematis but the websites say they need 45cm deep pots.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Ah Thank I shall take a look. The Clematis I have along the other wall has tree trunk like routes so I had dismissed those but I guess there are alot of different types 😊
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